Traffic was backed up along eastbound Highway 46 near Shandon in the North County for a few hours on Friday night after a travel trailer overturned, according to the California Highway Patrol.
East of MacMillan Canyon Road, a Honda sedan cut off the 1976 Chevrolet pickup towing the trailer after its driver overtook the pickup at the end of a passing lane, the CHP said.
The pickup’s driver had to slam on his brakes, and the travel trailer swayed. The driver eventually lost control and the trailer overturned, blocking the entire highway — a key route to the Central Valley — according to the CHP.
The Tribune was not able to independently confirm this account.
The Honda’s driver fled in that car. The pickup lacked some of the proper equipment required to tow a trailer, which may have contributed to the wreck, according to the CHP.
The highway was cleared by 8:15 p.m., the CHP said.