Crash snarls traffic on interstate 10 in Banning

Injured woman was taken from wreckage and flown to nearby hospital

BANNING, Calif. - Two trucks crashed on Interstate 10 in Banning early Sunday, and left one woman with moderate injuries trapped in the wreckage.

   Firefighters were dispatched at 3:58 a.m. to the eastbound lanes of the freeway, approaching the Sunset Avenue off-ramp, where they used cutting tools to free the woman and another person from one of the trucks. The injured woman was flown to a hospital for treatment, Riverside County Fire Department  spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.

   The predawn crash may have involved a tow truck.  It snarled traffic on eastbound Interstate 10 and nearby Route 60 for several hours, a California  Highway Patrol dispatcher said.  

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