Firefighters surrounded a heavily damaged SUV that crashed into the back of a big rig in the City of Industry Friday morning.
Two people were trapped in the SUV after it rear-ended the big rig, which was making a right-hand into a driveway in the 14800 block of Don Julian Road in Industry, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman.
The SUV's occupants, an 18-year-old man and his 28-year-old female passenger were airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition after firefighters freed them from the wreck, the spokesman said.
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The crash occurred at around 8:10 a.m. but remained under investigation two hours later, deputies said. It was unclear if speed, drugs or alcohol were a factor.