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Big Rig Jackknifes In Fatal 6-Car Crash On 210 Freeway

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A six-car pileup on a Pasadena freeway early this morning left one motorist dead, and another person was killed in a separate crash three hours later on the same freeway.Three big rigs and three passenger vehicles were involved in the first car crash on the 210 Freeway and 134 Freeway transition, leaving two of the big rigs overturned. A 50-year-old man from Arroyo Grande, who was driving one of the big rigs, died at the crash, which took place around 12:10 a.m., according to KABC. Three people were taken to the hospital for injuries.

In addition, the big rig was jackknifed, separating the cab and the trailer, reported City News Service. CHP officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

"They're trying to recreate the scene and the sequence of events, so they'll be taking a lot of measurements and it'll take them quite a bit of time," Ming Hsu with CHP told KABC.

A second big rig crash on the 210 Freeway at around 2:57 a.m. left another motorist dead. A big rig crashed into a freeway divider and struck a 33-year-old truck driver from Moreno Valley. CHP officials said the truck and the body were on the Metro Gold Line tracks, according to NBC Los Angeles.