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Fatal accident closes 57 Freeway in Fullerton

The crash involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle closed both sides of the freeway. The truck driver is believed to be the person who was killed, according to the CHP.

July 24, 2009|Mitchell Landsberg

The 57 Freeway in Fullerton was closed in both directions Thursday night after a fatal accident involving a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said.

The accident occurred about 7 p.m. at the Chapman Avenue exit near Cal State Fullerton.

One person, believed to have been the driver of the truck, was killed, according to the CHP. Four people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals, according to Fullerton Fire Chief Gary Dominguez.

Dominguez said it appeared that the truck, carrying frozen meat, overturned after hitting the freeway rail. He said it was unclear whether that was before or after the crash with the smaller vehicle.

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mitchell.landsberg@latimes.com

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