A San Bernardino man died after his van struck the back of a parked big rig along the 605 Freeway in Bassett early Sunday morning, authorities said.
The identity of the man, 32, was not released pending notification of his family, according to California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County coroner’s officials.
The crash was reported about 5:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway at the Valley Boulevard offramp in the unincorporated county area just outside of Industry, according to CHP logs.
The San Bernardino man was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Express Van in the right-hand lane at an unknown speed just prior to the crash, Officer D. Parsons of the CHP’s East Los Angeles area office said in a written statement.
“For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet veered towards a gore point to the right where a tractor trailer was parked within the gore point,” Parsons said. “The Chevrolet subsequently struck the left rear of the trailer.”
The driver of the van ended up trapped in the wreckage and was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP logs show.
Officials issued a Sig Alert that effected the two right-hand lanes of the southbound 605 Freeway for more than four-and-a-half hours as a result of the crash.
Anyone with information can reach the CHP’s East Los Angeles area office at 323-980-4600.