Driver crushed under truck trailer identified

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Car versus Big Rig

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The driver who was killed when his car veered off a South Bay freeway and plowed into a parked big rig was identified Tuesday as a 28- year-old San Diego resident.

Paul Newton lost control of his 2000 Infiniti Q30 sedan for unknown reasons on northbound Interstate 805 in Chula Vista shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The car hit the back of the semi just south of H Street and became wedged under its trailer, authorities said. Newton died at the scene.

The wreck caused heavy congestion in the area for several hours.