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Man killed after hitting disabled semi on 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar

March 6, 2013 |  6:11 am

A 74-year-old man was killed Tuesday night after his car crashed into the back of a disabled semi on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, authorities said.

Theodore Wong, of Chino, was driving his Lexus east near Brea Canyon Road about 11 p.m. when the vehicle veered into an adjacent lane and hit the back of the semi's trailer, the California Highway Patrol said. Wong was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later, officials said.

The driver of the semi, identified as Michelle Campbell, 50, of Tucson, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries described as stress-related, the CHP said.

All eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed following the crash but opened a few hours later, officials said.

It was not immediately known why Wong's Lexus moved into the other lane, the CHP said. An investigation into the crash is ongoing, and witnesses were asked to call the CHP at (626) 338-1164.

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