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