Two Killed in Crash Involving Wrong-Way Driver on Freeway in Long Beach

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - Two people were killed in a crash involving a wrong- way driver today on the eastbound Artesia (91) Freeway in Long Beach.  

The crash took place at the Atlantic Avenue on-ramp at about 5:20 a.m. and involved a vehicle driving westbound in an eastbound lane, the California Highway Patrol reported.  

The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and at least one vehicle caught fire, the CHP said.  

A Sigalert was issued at 5:47 a.m. shutting down all eastbound 91 Freeway lanes, just west of Atlantic Boulevard, as well as the transition road from the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway to the eastbound 91 Freeway, for an unknown duration.

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