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Driver of compact car killed in collision with big rig on 710 Freeway

Driver of compact car killed in collision with big rig on 710 Freeway
A driverwas killed Thursday after colliding with a big rig on the 710 Freeway.

A driver was killed early Thursday after colliding with a big rig on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach, officials said.

The collision occurred at 2:33 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 710 near Del Amo Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators found the dead driver inside a compact car on the shoulder of the freeway.

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Debris from the crash blocked two freeway lanes, triggering a SigAlert. By 6 a.m., authorities reopened one of the two lanes.

Details about the driver were not immediately available.

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