Big Rig Crashes Slow Morning Drive on 60 Freeway in Pomona

A second crash occurred after a driver stopped to avoid the crashed big rigs near the 71 Freeway

By Jonathan Lloyd and Toni Guinyard
|  Thursday, Mar 7, 2013  |  Updated 8:30 AM PDT
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Two trucks at the scene of a crash early Thursday on the 60 Freeway in Pomona.

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Two crashes, including one involving two big rigs, slowed the morning drive on the 60 Freeway Thursday after lane closures near the 71 Freeway in the Pomona area.

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Three eastbound lanes were blocked between Highway 71 and Reservoir Street (map) on the eastbound 60 Freeway. Lane closures remained in effect past 7:30 a.m. as crews worked to clear the wreckage. 

Two big rigs were involved in the initial crash at about 3:30 a.m. A driver suffered minor injuries.

"One driver possibly fell asleep and ran into the other big rig," said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Rosenfelt.

A second crash occurred when a vehicle stopped for the first crash was struck by another driver. No injuries were reported in the second crash.

Aerial video showed a significant traffic backup as CHP officers directed drivers past the crash site.

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