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Wrong Way Driver Dies in Fiery Freeway Crash

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A woman died in a fiery freeway crash early this morning, after she drove the wrong way and collided with a tandem tractor-trailer.

The accident happened on the westbound 210 just east of Roxford Street in Sylmar and was first reported at 2:16 a.m. said California Highway Patrol Officer Anthony Martin, according to City news Service.

Firefighters say the victim had been spotted driving her passenger sedan the wrong way on the freeway before she crashed into a UPS truck hauling two trailers. "The big rig driver tried to swerve but was unsuccessful, and the two vehicles collided, according to the CHP," adds KTLA.

Both vehicles caught fire.

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"A lot of packages from the truck spilled out onto the freeway. Some of them burned, but officials said most of them are salvageable," reports ABC7.

The Los Angeles Fire Department had the flames out at 2:38 a.m. however the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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