Big-rig driver flees after deadly truck crash

Posted at 5:46 PM, Apr 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 20:46:04-04
VERNON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a big-rig that crushed a pickup truck in a Los Angeles suburb unhitched the trailer and fled the scene after the fatal crash.
Police are looking for the 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 Vernon.
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. Police say he's in good condition.