Multi-car crash shuts down eastbound 91 Freeway in Long Beach • Long Beach Post

A multi-car crash hurt one person and shut down all lanes of the eastbound 91 Freeway near Cherry Avenue during the Monday morning commute.


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The wreck happened around 7:30 a.m., prompting the CHP to issue an alert saying all eastbound lanes were expected to be closed for a time while crews cleaned up debris and some fuel that had spilled.

Investigators think the crash happened when a white box truck lost control in the carpool lane and hit three other vehicles, including a big-rig tractor and a Kia Sorrento, according to CHP spokesman Jeremy Tolen.

“The Kia came to rest facing the wrong way and all lanes were blocked for a short period of time,” he said. “The Kia driver was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital to get checked out for minor injuries.”

Around 8:15 authorities reopened two lanes of the freeway.

Editor’s note: This story was updated Monday afternoon with more information from the CHP.

Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.

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