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Driver killed after truck crashes into back of big rig on SR-163 in Linda Vista

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 11:14:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – An Oceanside man was killed Wednesday afternoon after crashing his pickup truck into the back of a big rig on state Route 163 in Linda Vista, the California Highway Patrol said.

CHP officials said the crash happened at around 3:40 p.m. on the northbound side of SR-163, just south of Genesee Avenue.

According to the CHP, a white Nissan pickup truck was traveling at an unknown speed when it collided with a big rig that was directly in front of it and going at a slower speed.

Aerial footage from Sky10 showed the pickup truck wedged under the back of the semi.

The pickup’s driver was declared dead at the scene, the CHP said.

CHP officials said the big rig’s 50-year-old male driver was not hurt and remained at the scene.

Investigators are trying to determine what led to the crash, including if alcohol or drugs were involved.

Watch video from the scene below:

Major crash on the 163

Major crash on the 163A vehicle is trapped beneath a big-rig on northbound SR-163.

Posted by 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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