Two women were killed in a collision between their vehicle and a big rig on the eastbound Pomona (60) Freeway in Industry.
The big rig was traveling eastbound on the Pomona (60) Freeway, from the southbound San Gabriel (605) Freeway when at about 1:40 a.m., it jackknifed through the center divider into an oncoming silver Nissan Altima, trapping two people and setting the car on fire, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said.
Drivers at the scene left their vehicles and unsuccessfully tried to pull the women out of the Altima, Kimball said. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver was transported to a local hospital, Kimball said.
All freeway lanes were closed west of Peck Street as investigators examined the crash and road crews cleared debris, Kimball said.