ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — The driver of a big rig died Thursday morning in a fiery crash on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Anaheim.
Officers responded to the crash at 2:54 a.m. just west of Kraemer Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol.READ MORE: Thousands Attend Procession Carrying Remains Of 20-Year-Old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, Killed In Kabul, To Riverside Mortuary
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CHP reported that the driver was eastbound on the freeway in a 2002 Peterbilt tractor-trailer when the victim veered off the road and slammed into a concrete center divider.READ MORE: Robert Durst, New York Real Estate Scion, Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Longtime Friend Susan Berman
Flames engulfed the truck and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to CHP. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Authorities did not immediately identify the victim.
The carpool and No. 1 lanes of the freeway were closed past daybreak as crews worked to clear the scene.
However, traffic was moving on the Nos. 2 and 3 lanes, CHP said.MORE NEWS: Stars Show Out To Celebrate Emmy Nominations Ahead Of Big Show
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