Driver Killed in Crash With Two Big Rigs on 60 Freeway in Montebello

The victim crashed into a big rig before another semi-trailer truck rear-ended his vehicle

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Jan 17, 2013  |  Updated 3:08 PM PDT
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Driver Killed in 60 Freeway Crash With Two Big Rigs

A big rig is towed from the scene of a fatal crash on the 60 Freeway.

The driver of a car was killed early Thursday in a crash involving two big rigs that led to the closure of the westbound 60 Freeway in Montebello.

The road was closed near Garfield Avenue (map). One lane reopened at about 6 a.m. All lanes reopened at about 6:20 a.m.

The driver, a man in his 30s, died when he crashed into the back of a big rig. His vehicle was then rear-ended by another big rig in the 2:50 a.m. crash.

All westbound lanes were closed for about three hours. Traffic was diverted onto Pomona Boulevard from the Garfield Avenue/Wilcox Avenue exit.

"We are asking motorists to take alternate routes if they're traveling in from the Inland Empire," said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Preciado.

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