ARLETA (CBSLA.com) — The driver of a pickup truck that slammed into a power pole, bringing three large transformers down on top of the vehicle, was killed Wednesday on a street in Arleta.
The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m., as the pickup driver drove past the scene were two other cars were involved in a collision and hit the power pole.READ MORE: LAPD Officers Shoot Person Suspected In Reported Assault In Pico-Union
Firefighters worked to extract two other victims, who escaped with minor injuries and declined to be hospitalized.
Power was briefly shut off in the immediate area to protect against electrocution and was restored to all customers in the area later in the evening.READ MORE: Newsom: California Employees, Healthcare Workers Must Show Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination Or Test Weekly
The fallen transponder also leaked oil onto the street, further complicating the cleanup.
Bystanders were horrified by how quickly the scene turned fatal.
“This is tragic,” witness Marco Sanchez said.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, Man Injured In Huntington Beach Hit-And-Run; Suspect Arrested
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