Vandals leaving concrete blocks on the California interstate causes crashes, police say

The authorities are looking for who leave debris in the travel lanes of the Interstate 8 in Southern California, triggering several crashes.


Authorities in Southern California are looking for whoever has to leave concrete blocks, parking stops, and other debris on an interstate since the beginning of the year, the activation of several late-night crashes.

The California Highway Patrol’s El Cajon office said in a press release that between the New Year’s Day and Feb. 7, there were four reports of landscaping retaining wall blocks are located in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 near Alpine, located about 30 miles east of San Diego.

Each incident took place between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. around Exit 27 and involved the same type with the large blocks in travel lanes.

“This has led to several traffic collisions caused moderate to severe damage to the vehicles involved,” police said.

All five incidents have occurred along the same stretch of Interstate 8 about 30 miles east of San Diego.


When the authorities put up a first press release asking for help in finding the person or persons responsible, the incidents stopped.

That was until June 9, when the CHP said they received a call around 12:26 pm number of vehicles that struck a concrete object in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 is Exit 27, the same area of the earlier accident.

“We have a potential for a disaster or a heavy vehicle collision, and that is what we are trying to stop it before it happens again,” CHP Officer Travis Barrow told FOX5 San Diego.

Authorities arriving at the scene on Saturday of the 10 vehicles that had bent wheels and flat tires after they are on a concrete parking stop that had been placed in the roadway.

Four parking stops were found near where several vehicles were damaged Saturday on a California interstate.

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Four concrete parking stops — with a weight of about 60 pounds — and three cinder blocks were also found in the area.


A motorist who was involved in the crash, told FOX5 he came into the dirt very quickly.

“Suddenly we saw an object on the road, and we could not switch because traffic was there, so we had to hit it,” a man who identified himself as Mak told FOX5.

CHP said that they are increasing patrols in the area, but there is no information about a possible suspect at this time.

The agency asks anyone who has anything suspicious seen in the area to contact the CHP El Cajon area office on 619-401-2000.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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