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Yesterday's Big Rig Crash Caused By Driver's Heart Attack

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The big rig that struck multiple vehicles while traveling northbound on the 405 freeway yesterday evening was driven by a man who lost control while suffering a heart attack, confirms LA Now.

58-year-old Huntington Beach resident William Bradfield died following the accident that involved his big rig colliding with eight other vehicles. Early estimates from the chaotic scene indicated there were anywhere from 12 to 15 vehicles involved. Bradfield was treated on-scene, however was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Bradfield was the only casualty in the evening commute-time accident that clogged the northbound side of the 405 near the 10 Freeway for over 90 minutes; police say the occupants of the eight vehicles sustained only "minor to moderate injuries."