Icy highway causes chain-reaction crash in San Jacinto

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SAN JACINTO (CNS) - Icy road conditions were blamed for a six-vehicle crash Monday that left at least one person injured just north of San Jacinto. The chain collision happened about 8 a.m. on Highway 79, near Gilman Springs Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicles collided on the northbound side of the four-lane corridor. A van went down a steep embankment, injuring the driver, who tumbled out of the vehicle, according to reports from the scene. Light rain and drizzle passed through the area in the predawn hours, and the precipitation apparently froze on the blacktop. The injured party, whose name was not disclosed, was taken to a hospital for treatment. There was no immediate word on his condition. The CHP partially closed the northbound side of th
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