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California driver crushed by big rig as son stopped to help

April 25, 2018

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup that rolled over was fatally crushed by a big rig as his son stopped to help on a Southern California desert road.

The California Highway Patrol says the Ford F-150 crashed late Tuesday in the Llano area east of Palmdale.

KABC-TV reports the driver’s son was nearby and came to assist his father. The driver of a big rig also stopped to help.

Officials say minutes later another big rig crashed into the pickup, crushing it between both semi-trucks. The pickup driver died at the scene. He was not immediately identified.

The CHP is investigating both crashes.