POMONA, Calif. - Authorities have reopened a Southern California freeway, nearly 12 hours after two fiery crashes that killed one person and injured nine others.
The California Highway Patrol reopened all eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Pomona Tuesday morning.
The crashes involved a big-rig truck and nine cars shut down the lanes shortly after 8 p.m.
Officials say one crash involved a big-rig loaded with furniture and four cars, while a separate crash involved four other vehicles, although details remain unclear.
A car trapped under the truck exploded in flames. The truck also spilled about 100 gallons of diesel fuel.
One person died. Authorities say four others remained in critical condition Tuesday, while five received minor to moderate injuries.