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60 Freeway reopens after fatal accident involving 2 big-rigs

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The westbound 60 Freeway, which was closed for nearly three hours Thursday morning in Montebello after a fatal accident involving two big-rigs, has reopened, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The freeway was cleared at 5:40 a.m. near the off-ramp for north Garfield and Wilcox avenues, said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs.

The crash killed the driver of a car that rear-ended a big-rig around 2:50 a.m. The vehicles came to a stop, blocking a lane, and another big-rig rear-ended the car. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers diverted traffic from the Garfield/Wilcox off-ramp. Traffic was backed up for about three miles.

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