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Amber Alert

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

1 Dead In Big Rig, Vehicle Accident On 60 Freeway

A 49-year-old man died after his car blew a tire on a freeway, veered into the path of a big rig and got wedged underneath, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The crash occurred on the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway just east of Fairway Drive around noon Monday, said CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

James Ong, of Moreno Valley, was traveling west about 60 mph in the No. 2 lane when the right rear tire of his 1988 Volvo apparently blew out, Kimball said.

The car veered to the right into the No. 4 lane, directly into the path of the big rig, traveling about 50 mph, when it struck the passenger side of the car, he said.

The car was pushed into a concrete drainage ditch and ended up on its roof with the big rig partially on top of it, Kimball said.

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