Semi plows across 99 divider

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A semi-truck rear-ended on northbound Highway 99 barreled through the center divider and into southbound lanes Thursday afternoon, backing up traffic in both directions for miles.

A woman driving a Honda lost control of her car and went off the roadway shortly before 1 p.m., according to the CHP. She overcorrected and struck the back of the semi-truck, causing both vehicles to lose control and spin in moderate traffic.

The impact caused the back wheels of the semi-truck to lock up.

Southbound motorists swerved to avoid the semi after it crashed through the center divider just south of Avenue 17 and ended up in the fast lane...

 

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