One person was killed Thursday night when he crashed into the back of a big rig's trailer on a street in Montebello.
Witnesses said the driver killed in the crash on Telegraph Road between Slauson and Gage avenues around 11 p.m. appeared to speeding. The vehicle ended up in a cluster of trees off the road.
Angel Bonilla, 26, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. His home town was not known.
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Milton Martinez was outside a nearby hotel when he saw the crash.
"I saw a car coming by me real fast," said Martinez. "An 18 wheeler was pulling out of this curb... I saw the car coming and I was like, 'I hope he brakes. I hope he brakes.' And, he didn't brake.
"He just went right under the 18-wheeler. It was a full car -- went right under the 18-wheeler -- came out and it was like a convertible."
The road was shut down in the area, according to the Montebello Police Department.