Man Flees After Crashing Truck Into Compton Business In Arson Attempt

COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — A man drove a truck into a South Los Angeles restaurant Tuesday morning, causing the vehicle and the structure to catch fire.

The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. at 2020 North Santa Fe Avenue in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The accident sparked a fire in what authorities are calling an arson attempt based on a similar incident involving the same business, detectives said.

The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot. His identity was not released.

The crash is under investigation.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Play.It

Listen Live