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Big rig driver arrested after fleeing fatal crash, officials say

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California Highway Patrol officers arrested a big rig driver who authorities said fled on foot after being involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash early Thursday in Ontario.

CHP officials said officers spent several hours searching for the man, eventually tracking him down at his home in Fontana, where he was arrested. His name was not immediately released. 

The crash was reported about 2:11 a.m. at Etiwanda and San Bernardino avenues, just north of the 10 Freeway, the CHP said. 

Authorities said the big rig was traveling north on Etiwanda Avenue, ran a red light and collided with two vehicles traveling west on San Bernardino Avenue.

The intersection sits on the border of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga.

A man driving an Infinity sedan was killed in the crash, officials said. His name was not immediately released. 

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