MONTEBELLO (CNS) – One person was killed overnight in a crash involving a car and a big rig in Montebello, police said.

The crash occurred on Telegraph Road between Slauson and Gage avenues around 11 p.m. Thursday and the road was shut down in the area, according to the Montebello Police Department.

The driver of the car was killed in the crash and the vehicle ended up in a cluster of trees off the road, NBC4 reported.

Witness Milton Martinez said he was on the sidewalk when the car drove past him at a high rate of speed, NBC4 said

“I saw the car coming, I was, like, I hope he brakes, I hope he brakes and he didn’t brake,” Martinez told NBC4. “And, unfortunately, it was a tragedy. He just went right under the 18-wheeler. It was a full car, went right under the 18-wheeler, came out a convertible.”

Martinez said he and his friends couldn’t bring themselves to check on the victim.

Telegraph Road was closed in the area until about 6 a.m. while an investigation was conducted, Montebello police reported.

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