Whipped cream truck crashes outside man's LA home
LOS ANGELES – Mark Leon lives in a sweet spot for big rigs in Los Angeles County.
Nine years after a truck hauling chocolate syrup crashed into his mobile home park, another rig hauling 36,000 pounds of whipped cream and sour cream crashed Tuesday just feet from his house.
Authorities say the truck, driven by an unlicensed 16-year-old, was stopped by a stand of trees and a chain-link fence just off Interstate 210. Three people had minor injuries.
The California Highway Patrol says the 16-year-old fell asleep and lost control of the big rig that toppled down an embankment.
Investigators say the teen's 20-year-old brother got tired and asked for driving help. Two cousins, ages 3 and 13, were also in the truck.