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Man killed after car slammed into tractor-trailer, ID'd

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DESCANSO (CNS) - Authorities Monday identified a 40-year-old man who was killed when he slammed his pickup into a parked tractor-trailer in Descanso.

Gabriel A. Edwards of Rancho Bernardo suffered fatal injuries in a wreck on the Japatul Valley Road offramp of westbound Interstate 8 around 10 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

He died at the scene, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The CHP is investigating a deadly accident Monday.

It happened Sunday night around 10 p.m. when a Nissan pick-up truck crashed into the back of a big rig.

Officers say the Nissan was exiting off the westbound 8, at Japatul Road when it veered onto the shoulder.

A big rig truck was parked on the shoulder and the driver was asleep inside. The Nissan hit the trailer at 70-miles-per-hour, and the driver died at the scene.

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