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Big Rig Driver Killed In Crash On The 5 Freeway

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A big rig driver was killed Thursday when his vehicle crashed near Pyramid Lake in northern Los Angeles County.

Officials said the unidentified motorist was driving north when when the crash occurred near Vista del Lago Road just before 3 p.m.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck crossed over the center divider before the crash, according to the CHP.

The driver’s cargo, including lemons and limes, spilled across the freeway.

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