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Driver killed after slamming into fire engine on 105 Freeway

A Los Angeles man died Sunday when the car he was driving rear-ended a parked Los Angeles County fire engine on the 105 Freeway in Lynwood, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Delaron Hines’ 2011 Toyota plowed into the back of a fire engine that had stopped in the third eastbound lane to help douse a vehicle fire. A CHP report said Hines’ car “failed to stop to avoid a collision.” Hines, 49, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he was declared dead at 3:39 a.m.

No firefighters were injured.

Alcohol was a factor in the accident, according to the CHP report.

-- Kurt Streeter

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