IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- A man was killed while attempting to help put out a fire along the 241 toll road in Santiago Canyon on Monday after a truck backed over him, according to fire officials.
The Orange County Fire Authority said a fully engulfed car fire had extended into about a quarter acre of brush at about 4:15 p.m.
Fire officials said a contracting truck pulled over to try to help put out the fire.
A passenger in the vehicle, only identified as a 27-year-old man, was in the back portion of the truck attempting to get a fire extinguisher when the fire officials said the driver backed the vehicle up, killing the man.
The California Highway Patrol was investigating the man's death.
Man killed trying to put out fire on 241 toll road in Santiago Canyon