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Fatal crash, explosion mar OC freeway commute

A delivery truck exploded in flames on the transition road from the eastbound 91 to the northbound 57 just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

May 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A pair of unrelated crashes on an Orange County freeway leaves a motorcyclist dead and another driver lucky to be alive.

A delivery truck exploded in flames on the transition road from the eastbound 91 to the northbound 57 just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The driver escaped unhurt.

The California Highway Patrol said the truck's rear wheel fell off, causing the driver to lose control.

About an hour earlier, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the 91, just a short distance away.