2 killed when Calif. semi hits disabled vehicles

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Posted: May 16, 2011 10:22 AM
2 killed when Calif. semi hits disabled vehicles

Two people standing outside their cars after a Southern California freeway collision have been struck and killed by a semi.

The eastbound lanes of the Pomona Freeway, State Route 60 about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, were shut down at 3:14 a.m. and didn't reopen until 3 1/2 hours later.

Traffic was re-routed around the wreckage.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Keith Phillips tells KTTV Fox 11 News that three vehicles were involved in the first crash and a Mustang and Lexus were left disabled on the shoulder.

He says the two drivers were standing outside their cars when the big rig veered over and struck them and the vehicles.

The truck driver was taken to a hospital.

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Information from: KTTV-TV, http://www.fox11la.com/