According to the news reports, the collision occurred just after 4:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes of traffic of Highway 50, in Rancho Cordova near Sunrise Avenue. The big rig struck the vehicles and burst into flames, and engulfing another vehicle. The responding emergency personnel shut down all westbound lanes of traffic, including the eastbound fast lane of Highway 50. Firefighters put out the fire by 4:30, but the lanes continued to be closed for clean up late into evening hours.
No major injuries were reported.
All lanes of traffic have since been reopened