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It’s still unclear what happened to at least nine drivers who apparently escaped from Friday night’s inferno in the Newhall Pass Tunnel. Temperatures reached as high as 1400 degrees after the crash of 31 vehicles, some of which were reduced to molten metal. Truck drivers say the tunnel was an accident waiting to happen.  We’ll hear from Caltrans and others tonight. 

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper

Main Topic Big-Rig Crash in the Newhall Pass

Three people were killed in Friday night’s crash in the Newhall Pass tunnel and ten others were injured.  But with thirty-one vehicles involved altogether, the California Highway Patrol says at least nine people are still unaccounted for.  Apparently, they escaped, but they haven’t contacted authorities. 

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Guests:
Douglas Failing, Metro
Alex Franco, Truck driver and instructor at the Imperial Truck Driving School in Los Angeles
Julie Sauls, Vice President of External Affairs, California Trucking Association
David Rizzo, Commuter Columnist for the Orange County Register
Hasan Ikhrata, Director of Planning and Policy for the Southern California Association of Governments

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