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3 killed in I-10, I-405 freeway crashes

The scene of an accident that killed one on Interstate 10 Friday morning, June 28, 2013.
The scene of an accident that killed one on Interstate 10 Friday morning, June 28, 2013.
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A head-on crash and a big-rig accident have killed three people and shut down parts of major Southern California freeways.

The California Highway Patrol says one person died around 1:15 a.m. Friday on Interstate 10 in Santa Monica area after a speeding wrong-way driver slammed into a westbound car.

Friends tried to pull a man from the second car but he died when it was rammed by a third car and caught fire.

The wrong-way driver was cut free. He and the driver of the third car were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Two hours later, a man and a woman died in Hawthorne.

Authorities say their disabled car was on an Interstate 405 off-ramp when a big-rig smashed into it and overturned. The trucker was injured.