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One killed in big-rig crash on 210 Freeway

April 9, 2009 |  9:00 am

Latest story: Portion of 210 Freeway in Montrose remains closed after fatal big-rig crash

An accident in Montrose killed a trucker and snarled traffic on the 210 Freeway this morning, authorities said. A big-rig truck rear-ended a stalled big rig before 4 a.m. just west of Ocean View Boulevard on the eastbound 210, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Connolly.

The driver of the rear truck was killed and pronounced dead at the scene, Connolly said. He was identified as a male in his early 50s. The driver of the stalled truck was uninjured.

Authorities are investigating the accident and expect that a portion of the freeway will remain closed for several hours. Only the far left lane is available to motorists.

-- James Wagner