A truck driver was fatally injured Friday in a crash in Beverly Hills on the same stretch of a steep roadway where two LAPD officers were killed in separate accidents involving trucks.
The crash in the 800 block of Loma Vista Drive was reported at 8:18 a.m., according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.
The trucker, who was in his 20s, was trapped in the wreckage for about a half-hour and died at a hospital about 10:30 a.m., said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. His name was withheld pending notification of his relatives.
The crash closed stretches of Loma Vista Drive and Doheny Road until about 4:30 p.m.
On March 7, 2014, a dump truck collided with a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser on the same stretch of roadway, killing Officer Nicholas Lee and injuring his partner.
On May 9 of the same year, off-duty LAPD Detective Ernest Allen was killed when a concrete mixer collided with his vehicle on the same street.
— City News Service
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