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2 drivers killed in a fiery wrong-way crash on the 91 freeway in Long Beach



A car going west on the eastbound 91 Freeway in North Long Beach slammed into an oncoming vehicle, killing two drivers early Saturday morning, authorities said.

Details:

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 5:20 a.m., near the Atlantic Avenue on-ramp. A Sigalert was declared at 5:47 a.m., closing all lanes on the eastbound 91 west of Atlantic Ave.

  • The two drivers were declared dead at the scene, and according to the CHP, the crash caused a fire trapping both drivers inside their mangled cars.

  • CHP followed a 2016 Honda going east on the 91, beginning near State College Blvd in Anaheim, per the Press-Telegram.

  • The driver going the wrong way was traveling above 90 miles per hour at the time of the crash.


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