Aug 1, 2015 7:58 PM by Ross Field
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have reopened a Long Beach bridge where a fiery head-on collision killed one man, and injured three others, including a police officer.
Fire spokesman Jake Helfin says a Mercedes drove onto the Gerald Desmond Bridge in the wrong direction at around 7 a.m. Saturday and crashed into a Ford Fusion and a pickup truck.
Images and video of the crash posted online show two cars were fully engulfed in flames in the middle of the span.
Helfin tells the Long Beach Press-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1HfFvkH ) that the pickup driver died.
The wrong-way driver and a second man were hospitalized in critical condition. A police officer suffered minor injuries trying to help one of the men out of his car.
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