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Man dies in crash on 5 Freeway near Disneyland

July 17, 2011 |  5:04 pm

A truck crashed into a car on Interstate 5 early Sunday, then careened into a guard rail and overturned, killing a young male passenger, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The victim of the crash, which was reported at 12:45 a.m., wasn't carrying any identification and authorities were still trying to identify him more than 15 hours later, said CHP dispatcher Mike Corcoran.

He was thought to be about 28, the dispatcher said. The driver of the truck was also injured and taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, Corcoran said.

The crash blocked three lanes on the southbound side of the 5 Freeway for much of the early morning but appeared to cause little disruption of traffic, which was unusually light due to warnings about the weekend's anticipated "Carmageddon" backups.


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