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Semi crashes carrying hazardous materials on hwy 101

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Health officials are determining the extent of damage after a semi crashed on hwy 101 traveling with hazardous materials.

The crash happened on hwy 101 as the semi was traveling north 2.3 miles south of Benbow. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. CHP said for unknown reasons the driver allowed the right tire of the rear trailer to travel off the roadway and into a ditch. As a result the driver lost control of the trailer and it began to fishtail knocking the rear trailer over onto its side.

The front trailer and tractor truck did not overturn and the driver was not injured. CHP said materials from the rear truck did leak out and said investigators are determining what type of materials escaped and how much spilled.