At around 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a crash on the 22 Freeway in Orange County near Valley View street caused both sides of the road to be shut down.
The driver of a USPS semi-truck was killed in the fiery crash after hitting a wrecked Honda sitting in the slow lane of the eastbound 22 Freeway in Garden Grove, then slamming into the center divider and overturning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
A 26-year-old man from Irvine, the Honda driver, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, said CHP.
The driver of the United States Postal Service big rig was pronounced dead at the scene, according to CHP.
The lanes were littered with mail and packages from the big rig, a delivery contractor for the U.S. Postal Service.
The traffic fatality occurred when the Honda, heading east, veered off to the right, hit a sign post and guard rail and spun around, landing in the slow lane of the freeway facing the wrong direction. The driver managed to get out of the car.
The oncoming big rig collided with the front end of the Honda, then crashed into the center divider, overturned and burst into flames, police said.
Both sides of the 22 Freeway in Orange County East of Valley View between Springdale and Valley View were closed.
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