Driver killed after diesel trucks crash on I-5 near Kettleman City

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A deadly crash in Kings County shut down part of southbound Interstate 5 for several hours on Friday.

Two diesel trucks crashed around 2:30 p.m. where Highway 41 intersects with I-5 near Kettleman City. The accident sparked a large fire, sending a giant cloud of smoke into the air.

The California Highway Patrol has not released any details on what may have caused the crash or the identity of the driver who was killed.

Both lanes of southbound I-5 were back open shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

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