Pickup truck that went airborne spurs fatal wreck

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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police say an eight-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured several others in Southern California began when a speeding pickup truck swerved to avoid oncoming traffic and went airborne.

Fullerton police Sgt. Jeff Stuart said the crash late Thursday afternoon happened when the driver of a pickup truck crossed a double yellow line and swerved into oncoming lanes to pass cars stopped at an intersection.

Deep, sideways skid marks indicate the driver tried to veer back into his own lane at the last minute, but he was going too fast and instead the truck flew into the air.

The truck driver, 57-year-old Adrian Davis of Brea, died in the crash. At least three others were injured.

Stuart said witnesses told police that Davis’ car went “completely airborne,” and one person said it went “as high as the telephone poles.”


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