The driver of a U. S. Postal Service box truck was killed Monday after his vehicle destroyed on a California highway, authorities said.
The crash happened around 3:30 pm on the south side of Interstate 680. The 26-year-old driver, a Sacramento native, beat abandoned minivan on the right side of the highway, the California Highway Patrol said.
The police were able to rescue the man trapped in the two-axle truck, according to KTVU-TV. The man was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
The vehicle was carrying hundreds of packages for the U. S. Postal Service, many of which hit on the highway and snarled commuter traffic for an hour. Lanes were able to reopen around 9 hours
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