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According to recent reports, a UPS driver was killed after a suspected street raced had slammed into the side of his truck. We call know that driving anytime is very risky, but a UPS driver must have even more worries than most other drivers.
The report said that the truck was struck on the 5 Freeway in Commerce. The crash of course set off a chain reaction crash. The incident left three people dead on that Saturday. The report showed that the victims had been identified by the local union.
In a Facebook post on the Teamster Local 396 page wrote that “Scott Treadway was admired and loved by his friends and co-workers at UPS”.
The report said that Mr. Treadway was driving the UPS truck at around midnight on the Southbound 5 east of Washington Boulevard. During that time a Dodge Challenger was believed to be involved in a street race had clipped the big rig which sent the semi to go out of control. This information came from the officer, Doris Peniche who is an officer with the California Highway Patrol.
The big rig crashed through the center divider and then went airborne. The truck then hit a gray Nissan Sentra, who was traveling northbound at the time. The force of the collision between the two, cause the truck to shear the top of the car off.
The 18 wheeler was out of control and eventually came to rest on top of a Ford Explorer. The truck then burst into flames, according to the CHP in their news release.
UPS driver Treadway was killed in the fiery crash. There were two unidentified people inside of the Nissan. The other two people involved in the crash were critically injured. The crash had a total of eight vehicles involved.
Of course with any kind of crash this big, it’s going to cause delays. This crash called for a complete shutdown of the 5 Freeway in the Commerce area for a whole twenty four hours. This was so that the investigators would be able to go over the crash thoroughly and so that the Caltrans crews could get everything cleaned up and to repair the road damage.
The union tried to show how much they loved him, another post ready “We are still trying to come to grips with this horrible loss”. “We love and miss you Brother!”.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has not released any of the names of the crash victims at this time.
Thirty-five year old, Dealio Lockhart is one suspected in the street race was arrested on Saturday. The Whitier man is going to face felony vehicular manslaughter charges, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Lockhard is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. He was held on a $1 million bail. Charges have not been filed to the case yet. However his first court appearance is supposed to be on Tuesday.
The driver of a dark colored Dodge Charger which was the second vehicle involved in the racing, is still at large.
The police officials have sent a plea out to the public, asking to turn the driver in.
CHP’s Statement about the Crash
You got to do the right thing, turn yourself in. There are plenty of families out there hurting because of this person’s actions
At this time, the CHP does not have any more information that they are sharing with the public. The investigation is ongoing.
The police have been looking for the driver of a hit and run multivehicle crash. The crash left one person sadly dead and three other were injured. The crash happened near Griffith Park on Saturday morning, according to the investigators.
The fire crew worked fast to respond to a five car crash on the southbound 5 Freeway at the Colorado Boulevard. The incident happened just before four o’clock in the morning. This information came from an alert from the Lost Angeles Fire Department.
According to the reports, on person was ejected from his or her vehicle and thrown onto the road. That victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash . Officer Francisco Villalobos from the CHP, said that the victim’s name has not been released.
The alert also showed that three other people had to be taken to the local hospital for their “unknown conditions”.
Officer Villalobos later said that the crash was a hit and run. One of the vehicles were a blue Hyundai had fled the scene and left the freeway. However there was no description of the driver of the vehicle.
several lanes had to be closed on both the north and southbound sides of the freeway. The investigation for this incident is ongoing.
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