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Two die when their car struck by truck on 60 Freeway

Fatal big rig accident on 60 Freeway

Two women died in an early-morning accident Thursday on the eastbound 60 Freeway in Industry.

The victims, who haven't been identified, were in a silver Nissan Altima, authorities said. Their car was struck by a big rig that jackknifed through the center divider on the wet road at about 1:40 a.m.

The truck was transitioning from the southbound 605 Freeway to the 60 Freeway. The women, who were trapped in the wreckage, were pronounced dead at the scene, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Ed Jacobs.

The accident also caused a gas spill from the truck, authorities said. Rescue workers transported the truck's driver to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

During the clean-up and investigation, officers closed the entire eastbound 60 Freeway, directing drivers off the highway at Peck Road. Officials said they had hoped to reopen the freeway at 7 a.m., but operations were taking longer and were expected to last past 7:30 a.m. Traffic on the 60 Freeway was backed up for miles.


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Comments () | Archives (6)

Its such a tragedy that innocent lives had to be taken by someone's negligence. Although investigations are still ongoing, I would question the competency of the truck driver and many other truck drivers out there who need to learn how to drive a 30-ton killing machine.

A while ago, a friend of mine driving his car on the 605 almost got side swiped by a blind/deaf truck driver who changed onto his lane. Luckily, he was able to drive onto the shoulder to avoid the collision, but unfortunately the truck driver kept driving and never saw what had happened.

I'm sure many of us has had close encounters with those massively destructive vehicles. When you see one next to you, be sure to speed up or slow down to get out of their target zone.

SO SAD , that those 2 innocent lives were lost due to a neglegent truck driver, there was nothing those girls could have done. So sad~ I hope the truck driver isnt allowed to drive again.

the truck driver isnt gona be able to drive ever again in his life cuz im sure he will spend the rest of his life in prison for him to hit the car like that he must of been driving more then 55mph is sad that this two women died like this and left kids behind i knew this 2 women innocent loving and caring i still dont understand how the happened wat and idiot driver to do that but of course they dont care there not precautious of what there doing or when their gona change lanes i dont feel bad for whats gona happened to him this is so sad that they had to die like that 2 sisters death because of drivers like that they will be miss and they will always be on are hearts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It a real shame and i mean this with my deepest regards that it was fair that their lives were took in that way. they were kind; helpful; hard workin people. they were mothers; family;sisters; role models and great people in general. they will be missed dearly and i hope that if the driver was at falt that he be taken in for what he did. if he wasnt at falt he cant erase what he did to the family and their loved ones. i hope all dumb drivers see what they do when they do these things

lo dificil para la familia eran 2 hermanas y una tenia 4 hijos dejo una nina d 2 anos y 5 anos 12 y 14 la otra creo tenia 2 y estaba preparando sus 15 anos para agosto qe triste la d 4 hijos hacia como 2 o 4 meses que habia muerto se imaginan que triste pedirle a dios por esas almas que no estan aqui y esos ninos que no los vayan a separar pidan por ellas y los ninos que son los que van a sufrir

May Ginia and Genoveva rest in peace. Genoveva leaves behind three children. Ginia leaves behind four children, her two youngest 3 and 5, lost their father two and a half years ago in another horrific accident. Please keep all of these children in your prayers.


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