Crime & Justice

Big-rig driver flees after deadly pickup truck crash


Authorities say the driver of a big-rig that crushed a pickup truck in Vernon unhitched the trailer and fled the scene after the deadly accident.

Police are looking for that trucker.

Police say the 18-wheeled rig was involved in a minor crash about a block away before it ran a red light and hit the pickup shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday in the Los Angeles suburb.

Television reports showed the big-rig's trailer lying on top of the mangled truck.

A man in the pickup truck died at the scene. The driver was freed from the wreckage and taken to a hospital. There's no word on the driver's condition.