Man killed when truck plunges from overpass onto Southern California freeway

FONTANA — A pickup truck driver was killed when he crashed through the fencing and concrete barrier of a Southern California overpass, flew over the edge and smashed onto the freeway below early Tuesday, authorities said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was driving his 2005 Ford pickup around 4:10 a.m. at a high speed on Interstate 10 in Fontana, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release.

The pickup hit an exit sign, continued onto the freeway’s off ramp and crossed an intersection, the highway patrol said. The vehicle then crashed into an overpass’s concrete wall and fence and flew over the edge, landing on the interstate below.

The driver died at the scene. Additional details were not immediately available.

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