A middle-aged man was killed in a fiery crash in Hacienda Heights last week when another vehicle rear-ended his, according to this report from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
The man was driving his Toyota Camry along one of the eastbound lanes of the 60 Freeway. It was early in the morning, about 5:35, according to officials. A second vehicle, an Infiniti G35, rear-ended the Camry at a high rate of speed. The impact from this collision caused both vehicles to veer off the roadway and into the sound way. The Infinity actually traveled up the wall because of the crash, a sign of just how fast that vehicle must have been going.
The Camry burst into flames immediately after the crash with only the driver inside. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, since he was never able to escape from the burning vehicle. He was only 33 years old at the time of his death.
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There were two people in the second vehicle, the Infinity. The passenger had minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The driver complained of pain but was not immediately taken to a hospital by authorities. The police immediately began investigating the cause of the accident. In the meantime, the family of the man that died mourns his passing.