Authorities say a man who was in a custody battle with his ex-wife deliberately crashed his car into a big-rig on a Southern California freeway, killing himself and his two children.
Forty-six-year-old Alan Edwards, of Lancaster, his 9-year-old son, Erick, and 5-year-old daughter, Alona, all died in the crash Monday morning on Interstate 5 near Castaic.
Authorities say Edwards was traveling at high speed when he slammed his Honda Accord into the back of a tractor-trailer that was parked in a brake-check area. The car wound up under the truck.
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The truck driver wasn't hurt.
Nicole Nishida of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Edwards had picked up the children from his ex-wife Friday, and she filed a missing persons report when they failed to return Sunday.
A donation fund for the Edwards family was set up on a GoFundMe page.