Driver dies after crashing into back of big rig on I-15

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BONSALL, Calif. — A man was killed Thursday when he crashed his car into the back of a big rig on Interstate 15 near Bonsall, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Video from Onscene.TV shows a Dodge Charger wedged under the big rig’s trailer on southbound Interstate 15 just north of the exit ramp to Old Highway 395. The crash was reported shortly before 9:05 a.m.

A CHP sergeant at the crash site said the semi truck was going south around 50 miles per hour when the Dodge Charger crashed into it from behind.

“There was a high-speed 2021 Dodge Charger traveling southbound, passing everybody else on the freeway. Then they went to the number four lane and collided with the back of the big rig, and went under the back of the big rig,” Sgt. Curtis Martin said.

The driver of the Charger, a 42-year-old man from Baldwin Park, died at the scene. He has not yet been identified. The 73-year-old driving the big rig was unhurt, according to CHP.

A SigAlert shut down the far right lane of I-15 until 12:45 p.m.

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