LLANO, Calif. (KABC) -- A driver of a pickup truck was fatally crushed by two big rigs in the unincorporated community of Llano as his son tried to assist the motorist, who was stopped on the side of a road.
California Highway Patrol officials said the driver of a Ford F-150 had rolled over for an unknown reason and came to a stop near 170th Street East and Avenue T8 at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The son of the driver was in the area and turned around to assist his father in the crash, CHP officials said. About three minutes later, an 18-wheeler big rig headed southbound noticed the F-150 in the roadway and stopped to help. When that big rig was stopping, another big rig failed to notice the pickup truck and crashed into it, causing the F-150 to be crushed in between both semi-trucks.
The unidentified father was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the initial wreck was under investigation.
Driver in Llano crushed by big rigs as son came to his aide