LATEST UPDATE: According to California Highway Patrol, a juvenile passenger of a semi-truck was killed and its driver was seriously injured when their vehicle veered out of lanes and slammed into another semi that was broken down on the shoulder of I-15.
Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of the semi may have fallen asleep.
UPDATE: Interstate 15 opened around 8 a.m. Wednesday near the California-Nevada border.
Reports say that that two semi-trucks collided. It appears as if one rear-ended the other.
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At least one person has been confirmed dead.
Blue barrels were spilled onto the roadway after the crash. Hazmat was called to the scene after reports of a chlorine smell.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (KTNV) -- Both lanes of Interstate 15 are shut down 20 miles south of the California-Nevada state line, according to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
A semi-truck full of hazardous materials crashed near the area Wednesday morning, thus prompting the shutdown.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department is responding to the scene.