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CHP: Multiple injuries following semi truck crash on Interstate 8 near Winterhaven

UPDATE (12 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol now tells us seven people were taken to the hospital after a crash involved a semi truck and two vehicles happened Thursday morning on Interstate 8.

They said one vehicle had four passengers. The other vehicle had three passengers. The semi truck only had the driver.

Seven people were taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center with various degrees of injuries. CHP said it wasn't sure if they would have to be taken to other hospitals outside of the area.

The semi truck driver did refused medical aid. CHP said the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

CHP said it appears the semi truck driver was traveling on Interstate 8 eastbound when the driver hit one of the vehicles from behind, sending the other vehicle forward and hitting the third vehicle.

UPDATE (11:33 a.m.) - Only one eastbound lane remains closed following this crash on Interstate 8.

WINTERHAVEN, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The California Highway Patrol said all lanes of Interstate 8 near Winterhaven were blocked Thursday morning following a crash that injured at least three people.

CHP listed the crash on it's website a little after 10:30 a.m.

They said it involved a semi truck and two vehicles that were "going very slow".

The report also lists at least three injuries and that children are involved in the crash.

Lanes re-opened after 1 p.m.

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