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One Killed in Fiery Big Rig Crash on 91 Freeway

A driver slammed into the back of a work truck on the side of the 91 Freeway before colliding with a big rig, leaving one person dead.

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One person was killed Thursday morning in a crash involving a big rig, work truck and car on the 91 Freeway in Corona.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded at about 1 a.m. to the eastbound 91 Freeway and Green River Road where they found a big rig with a white trailer on the side of the freeway engulfed in flames, according to a CHP incident report.

The big rig had collided with a 2010 Volvo that struck a work truck on the right shoulder of the freeway, the CHP said. The Volvo driver veered back into traffic before he was struck by the big rig, authorities said.

The Volvo driver died at the scene. The victims was not immediately identified.

Debris was scattered for about 40 yards on the freeway.

The collision closed multiple lanes of the freeway. Traffic was backed up for hours between Yorba Linda and Corona.

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