UPDATE: Big-rig overturns on Highway 92 offramp to 10; freeway reopened 

A big-rig hauling junk cars overturned on the Highway 92 offramp to Highway 101 in San Mateo County, shutting down the major freeway connector for more than 4 hours, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident was reported around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. Though no injuries were immediately reported an ambulance responded to the crash site. The big-rig was reportedly on its driver’s side.

What caused the big-rig to tip over was not immediately known, but CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett surmised the driver was probably going too fast into the cloverleaf turn that brings traffic from Highway 92 to Highway 101.

“That’s just my guess,” he said.

The rig was carrying roughly 15 “crushed and recycled vehicles,” according to Bartlett. The truck did not hit any operable vehicles.

The big-rig was cleared around 4:30 p.m. and Highway 92 reopened.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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