• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Compton big rig crash leaves woman dead

A 2002 Jeep Wrangler slammed into the trailer of a big rig near Walnut Street and Wilmington Avenue in Compton Sunday, April 20, 2014.
April 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 38-year-old woman was killed following a big rig collision in Compton Sunday night, according to the Compton Sheriff's Department.

Investigators say the victim's 2002 Jeep Wrangler slammed into the trailer of a big rig near Walnut Street and Wilmington Avenue at 10:55 p.m.

Responding deputies arrived to find the jeep's roof sheared off.

For an unknown reason, the driver of the jeep ran a red light and collided into the trailer of a big rig.

The woman driving the jeep was transported to Harbor General, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the big rig was not injured.

Investigators were working to determine whether speed, alcohol or cellphone activity played a role in the fatal crash.


Load Comments