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Truck drags car up Cajon Pass on I-15 in California — VIDEO

Updated April 21, 2017 - 10:58 am

A motorist captured on video a car being dragged by a big rig after it collided with a truck on Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass in California on Thursday.

The driver of a 4-door sedan was wedged under a dump truck for several miles.

The big rig driver, 62-year-old Pete Edward Maestas, was hauling 50,000 pounds of carrots through the pass north of Highway 138, according to the San Bernardino Sun.

Maestas changed lanes, colliding with a red Nissan Maxima, driven by Javier A. Diaz, 34, of Oak Hills.

The Nissan was lodged beneath the rig and dragged about four miles.

Video footage shows nearby drivers trying to get Maestas’ attention while Diaz tries to flag him down.

“They’re dragging the car,” one driver said. “Why were you driving so far? The dude’s on your car.”

Maestas said he was unaware the car was attached to his truck.

Local authorities investigated and did not detect signs of impairment from Maestas or that a crime was committed.

Both motorists left the scene without injury.

 

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