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TWO DIE IN PICKUP COLLISION.

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Two people died after their car burst into flames after being struck by a wrong-way driver in a truck early Sunday, officials said.

``The sedan was destroyed, ripped in half lengthwise and incinerated,'' said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Fire Department.

The pickup truck driver, a Northridge man, headed against traffic for roughly eight miles on the southbound San Diego and Golden State freeways before the collision, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Initially, the 55-year-old man in a 2002 GMC pickup was headed south on the San Diego Freeway but stopped just north of Nordhoff Street around 4:10 a.m. and turned off all his lights, Highway Patrol officers said.

He then started going in reverse, collided with a 1993 Toyota sedan, spun around and came to a stop facing north, officials said.

The GMC driver then drove north in the southbound lanes at 80 mph until he reached the Golden State Freeway past the junction of the Foothill Freeway, authorities said.

At that point, he hit a 2003 Suzuki sedan carrying the two people who were killed - a 27-year-old man from Rosamond and a 38-year-old man from Lancaster, the Highway Patrol reported.

The wrong-way driver of the truck was taken to Henry Mayo Hospital for a fractured femur and pelvis and burns to his back. He was being held on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Apr 12, 2004
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