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CHP investigates fatal big-rig accident on 710 Freeway in East L.A.

February 23, 2010 |  9:00 am

Authorities were trying to determine Tuesday what caused a fatal big-rig collision on the 710 Freeway in East Los Angeles.

The accident occurred at 9:20 p.m. Monday just north of Slauson Avenue, and ended in the death of a 29-year-old woman whose Honda Civic was rear-ended by the big rig in the northbound lanes.

The truck overturned and the Civic spun out of control, sustaining major damage and trapping the woman inside. L.A. County Fire Department officials pronounced her dead at the scene, said Sgt. Jerry Espinoza of the California Highway Patrol.

The big-rig driver was treated at White Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

-- Amina Khan