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Fatal crash involving 2 big rigs, car shuts 60 Freeway in Montebello

Authorities respond to the scene of a fatal accident on the westbound 60 Freeway near Garfield Avenue in Montebello on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.

January 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A fatal crash shut down the westbound 60 Freeway in Montebello for several hours Thursday morning.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. near the Garfield Avenue exit. Authorities said a driver was killed when he crashed his car into the back of a big rig and then was hit from behind by another big rig.

The car ended up sandwiched between the two trucks, officials said. The victim, only identified as a man in his 30s, was declared dead at the scene.

All westbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted onto Pomona Boulevard following the crash. The lanes reopened around 6:15 a.m.