One person died early Wednesday morning in Anaheim in a crash in the southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway.
Police arrived on the scene at around 3:00 a.m., to find a box truck on its side, blocking the carpool lane near Euclid Street.
A damaged red sedan was in another lane. Police called for the coroner and a temporary full closure of both lanes of traffic.
“I was just driving down the highway listening to my music and out of nowhere I hear and feel this big bang behind me,” Alex Herrera, the driver of the box truck, said at the scene. “I just felt the hit. … I’m holding onto my steering wheel … and I feel the truck slowly turning.”
The truck, which was hauling produce to San Diego, slid in the lane toward the center divider before coming to a rest on a side leaving Herrera uninjured.
Firefighters with Anaheim Fire & Rescue cut the driver out of the red sedan, which had substantial damage to the front. The passenger in the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Details about what prompted the crash and the condition of the driver will be updated here as they are released.
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