Fiery SUV crash closes parts of 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar

Firefighters and emergency personnel respond to the fiery car crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway near Grand Avenue on Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2012. (Watchara Phomicinda/Staff Photographer)

DIAMOND BAR – A fiery SUV crash forced the closure of most lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway Friday morning, however the driver escaped the accident with only minor injuries, authorities said.

The crash was first reported just after 10 a.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway, west of Grand Avenue, when an SUV overturned and caught fire, California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Connolly said.

Officials briefly shut down all but the carpool lane of the eastbound freeway following the crash, though all traffic lanes were reopened just over an hour later, according to CHP logs.

The cause of the crash was being investigated by the Baldwin Park office of the CHP.

– Brian Day

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