Crane Topples Over In Malibu, Operator Killed After Being Trapped Between Power Lines

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A crane crashed into a pole in Malibu Wednesday, toppling over, downing power lines and killing its operator. 

According to reports from the scene, the downed power lines started a small fire in the brush area and trapped the driver inside the overturned crane.

The accident prompted closure of Pacific Coast Highway from Las Flores Canyon Road to Hume Road, a department official said. 

The crane operator's name has not been released by authorities.

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