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2 Killed After Car Slams Into Big Rig, Catches Fire On Freeway In Agoura Hills

AGOURA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — The eastbound 101 Freeway reopened Tuesday morning following a deadly crash involving a vehicle and a big rig.

According to California Highway Patrol officers, a vehicle carrying two people managed to slam into the back of a moving big rig on the freeway, near Chesebro Road, just after midnight.

The vehicle became wedged underneath the big rig's trailer and subsequently became engulfed in flames.

The truck driver was able to separate the big rig from the trailer, but damage to the vehicle was too significant to rescue the victims.

Paramedics pronounced two people dead at the scene. Their identities are being withheld pending family notification.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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