Murrieta, California (October 29, 2019) – A 30-year-old man was killed in a chain-reaction collision in Murrieta early Monday morning.
According to the CHP, the fatal accident happened at about 5:52 a.m. October 28, on 215 Freeway near Los Alamos Road.
A bus, a black Toyota Tundra, a Nissan Sentra and a Ford F-250 were involved in the collision.
A bus reportedly rear-ended a Toyota Tundra, pushing it into the rear of a Nissan Sentra driven by a 49-year-old Palmdale man.
The impact pushed the Nissan into Ford F-250, driven by a 45-year-old San Bernardino man.
The bus is reported to have crashed into a center divider after the collision while the Toyota caught fire.
The 30-year-old Menifee man who was driving the Toyota Tundra was pronounced dead at the scene.
The bus driver was rushed to the hospital with major injuries.
Two passengers in the Nissan had complaints of pain.
The names of the victims were not immediately disclosed.
The southbound lanes of the freeway were closed for over six hours after the accident as the authorities cleared the scene.
The crash is under investigation.