Man Killed in Big Rig Collision

Big Rig Collision

Los Angeles, CA -- A man has died in a collision with a big rig early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened on the 405 Freeway around 4:00 a.m. A big rig was traveling at unsafe speeds for the road conditions.

Craig Zackery, 49, did not notice the stopped traffic ahead, causing him to rear-end the 2014 Dodge Journey in front of him.

The driver of the Dodge died from his injuries on the scene. Police have not released the identity of the driver pending the notification of the next of kin. The passenger in the Dodge, Chevette Pugh, 32, suffered severe injuries. EMTs transported her to a nearby hospital.

Police issued a SigAlert for many lane closures on the 405 Freeway. The alert that had closed three lanes lifted around 11 am. 

Investigators have ruled out drugs and alcohol as causes of the accident. Police have not said if there was an arrest. 

Starpoint Law expresses its condolences to all those affected by this tragic accident. Semi-truck accidents are commonly tragic and require a lot of time for investigation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Semi-truck accident contact us today to discuss your case.

 Sources: KLTA, CBS Los Angeles, NewsOPI

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Aidin Ghavimi

Aidin is a partner at Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, and focuses on personal injury and employment law cases in and around Southern California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola School of Law and his Bachelor’s from USC. Aidin’s primary goal is to bring justice to his clients and to ensure they are able to move on with their lives after a serious injury.

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