Big rig driver killed in fiery crash on 91 Freeway in Anaheim

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Thursday, January 7, 2021
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The driver of semitrailer was killed when the vehicle slammed into the center divider on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim, igniting a dramatic fire, authorities said.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- The driver of semitrailer was killed Thursday morning when the vehicle slammed into the center divider on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim, igniting a dramatic fire, authorities said.

The crash involving the car-hauling big rig was reported shortly after 3 a.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway, near Kramer Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The identity of the driver, who died at the scene, was not immediately released.

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Debris flew onto the westbound side of the freeway, causing at least five other vehicles to sustain damage including flat tires, the CHP said.

A SigAlert was issued and all eastbound lanes were shut down for about two hours as crews cleared the scene.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.