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Fatal crash blocks four lanes of 210 in Rancho Cucamonga

March 16, 2012 |  6:55 am

Four of the five lanes of the westbound 210 Freeway were blocked Friday morning in Rancho Cucamonga after a vehicle  went over the shoulder, rolled and hit a light pole, killing the driver and knocking the pole onto the freeway.

The accident was reported around 5:14 a.m. just past the Archibald Avenue exit, according to Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol. He said a passenger in the car was also injured and that CHP, fire and coroner’s officials are at the scene. He estimated it will be another hour until the accident is cleared. Only the carpool lane was open.

“It looks like they will be there for a lot longer,” Jacobs said.

Sigalert.com lists the backup as extending back two exits to Milliken Avenue.

A call to the San Bernardino County coroner’s office was not immediately returned. The victims have not been identified.

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-- Matt Stevens

Twitter.com/mattstevenslat

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