Eastbound 60 Freeway completely reopened
All eastbound lanes of the 60 Freeway at Diamond Bar Boulevard opened shortly after 7 p.m. Friday night, several hours ahead of an earlier estimate from the California Highway Patrol.
The closure followed a fatal crash that occurred about 11 a.m.
The crash occurred when a box truck and a big-rig collided and then a second big-rig struck those vehicles and overturned. One man was killed and two others remain in serious condition.
The overturned big-rig spilled fuel onto the freeway, and one of the trucks dumped loads of bananas and tomatoes. As the CHP looked into the cause of the accident, clean-up crews were busy collecting debris and spreading sand to make the roadway safe.
The accident took place where the 60 and 57 freeways meet, and the back-up extended at one point for eight miles. Freeways throughout the region were affected as motorists tried to find ways around the closure.
-- Thomas Curwen