The 45-year-old driver of a flatbed truck was killed in an over-the-side crash in the hills above Malibu Wednesday.
The crash was reported at 9:09 a.m. in the 2700 block of Las Flores Canyon Road between Malibu and Calabasas, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Firefighters worked to rescue the trapped motorist and called in a helicopter, a fire dispatcher said.
The person was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:30 a.m. and rescue crews were working to get down the embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Las Flores Canyon Road was closed from Live Oak Meadow Road to Hume Road for several hours, the CHP reported. Las Flores Canyon Road was reopened about 2:30 p.m.
The cause of the crash was under investigation. The man's name was withheld until next of kin are notified.
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