A big rig that was hauling a carnival ride overturned during a crash on the 605 Freeway that prompted an hourslong closure through Long Beach and Los Alamitos Tuesday morning.
The crash was reported on the southbound side of the freeway just before 1:30 a.m., when the truck and a Toyota Corolla collided near Willow Street. All lanes on the southbound side were closed for a number of hours.
Sheriffs and local TV news helicopters began circling the area in the early morning, keeping the residents of northern Rossmoor awake and curious. Early -morning commuters from Rossmoor and Los Alamitos were backed up for blocks