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.
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.