July 25, 2009
According to reports a a semi truck accident closed both directions of the 57 Freeway in Fullerton, in which one person was fatally injured.
According to the California Highway Patrol stated that an accident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Chapman Avenue exit near Cal State. The accident included a semi truck that was hauling frozen meat and a passenger vehicle, injuring four people and the driver of the semi truck was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident according to Officer Gabe Montoya of the California Highway Patrol.
Fullerton Fire Chief Gary Dominguez four people involved in the accident were transported to area hospitals. Dominguez also stated that the semi truck overturned and struck the freeway rail, although he was unsure whether this occurred when the truck and the passenger vehicle collided or prior to the accident. Officer Montoya said that the truck was traveling southbound when it struck the passenger vehicle, and then struck the center divider ending up in the northbound carpool lane where it then caught fire.
The conditions of the four people that were injured have not been released and the identity of the person that was killed has not been released.