Dump Truck Veers Off Freeway Into Anaheim Apartment Building, Killing Occupant

A dump truck crashed into an Anaheim apartment building just before 12:40 p.m.

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A dump truck careened off a ramp from the southbound Orange (57) Freeway into two apartment buildings in Anaheim Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring another.

The crash occurred just before 12:40 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The dump truck slammed into a vehicle that had stopped on the off-ramp before careening across Lincoln Avenue, where it struck two more vehicles and continued through a carport, one of the apartment buildings and then finally to a second building, CHP Officer Florentino Olivera said.

The truck smashed into a resident in his mid-50s in the first apartment building, pushing him into the second building, Olivera said. His name was not immediately released.

The dump truck driver was taken to a hospital with minor to moderate injuries, and the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the series of collisions was also taken to a hospital to be examined for a complaint of pain, Olivera said.

Witnesses were shocked.

Ruby Hernandez said she heard a loud noise.

"I thought coming from freeway like an accident, the rumbling kept getting closer and closer," she said.

Julian Carrillo said it was wild.

"I walked a little out and saw people screaming about the gas -- just really wild," he said.

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