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Tow Truck Ends up on Top of Car in Deadly Collision on 10 Freeway in Downtown L.A.


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Authorities are investigating what caused a fatal collision between a tow truck and a car on the westbound 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles Friday morning.

 

An injury traffic collision was reported about 1:15 a.m. on the San Pedro Street offramp, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Kris Ulibarri said.

 

Arriving officers found a tow truck on top of a Honda, Ulibarri said.

 

The wrecked vehicles were blocking the offramp, which had to be closed for the investigation.

 

“It’s pretty difficult. I’ve never seen a tow truck on top of another car,” Ulibarri said.

 

Emergency crews pronounced the driver of the Honda dead at the scene.

 

No passengers were found inside the vehicle.

 

It was unclear if the tow truck driver suffered any injuries in the collision.

 

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

 

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UPDATED:

Man killed when flatbed truck lands on top of car in DTLA

 

Friday, February 01, 2019 - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) --
A man was killed when a flatbed truck ended up on top of his car in a wreck on the 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Friday.

California Highway Patrol officers responded to the two-vehicle crash on the westbound 10 Freeway off-ramp at San Pedro Street at about 1:15 a.m.

When officers arrived, the tow truck was found on top of the Honda mid-size sedan, with the 41-year-old driver trapped inside. CHP Sgt. Kris Ulibarri said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The CHP was investigating what led up to the fatal wreck. No arrests were immediately made.

The off-ramp was closed temporarily but reopened shortly after 4 a.m.
 
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