Trucker killed when load of steel shifts east of San Diego

January 5, 2022 GMT

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A trucker was killed in eastern San Diego County when his load of steel shifted and impaled him, authorities said.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 8 east of El Cajon, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The load of steel was on a flatbed trailer and shifted forward, slamming through the cab when the driver braked, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Garrow.

The driver was not immediately identified.