Wrong-Way Driver Crashes into Big Rig; Dies at Scene

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A 19-year-old woman in a 2003 silver Nissan sedan, driving in the wrong direction on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Irwindale, died when she crashed head-on into a FedEx big rig, authorities said Sunday.

The driver of the 2014 Freightliner, a 42-year-old man, had complaints of pain and sought his own aid. The 19-year-old Nissan driver, a resident of Baldwin Park, died at the scene, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Her car was going northbound in the southbound lanes at 10:48 p.m. Saturday when the collision occurred just north of Ramona Boulevard, wedging the Nissan underneath the big rig, according to the CHP.

The CHP issued a Sigalert at 11:08 p.m. for all southbound lanes and diverted traffic at Lower Azusa Road. The lanes were reopened at 3:55 a.m.

The CHP's Baldwin Park office urged anyone who saw the crash to call them at 626-338-1164.

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