Driver Killed In Crash On 605 Freeway In Long Beach

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LONG BEACH (CBS) — A pickup truck driver was killed when he crashed into a big rig on the shoulder of the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway.

The accident, which occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday, took place near Wardlow Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver was reportedly thrown from the truck, which caught fire, a CHP officer told a videographer at the scene. Two lanes were closed in the area as late as midnight.

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