1 dead in Wasco crash between pickup, big rig

1 dead in Wasco crash between pickup, big rig »Play Video
One person is dead Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in a crash at Palm and McCombs avenues on the northern edge of Wasco.
WASCO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — One person died Thursday in a crash at Palm and McCombs avenues on the northern edge of Wasco.

Traffic on westbound McCombs was briefly shut down.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating how the crash unfolded around 10:30 a.m. between a pickup and a semitruck. The big rig dragged the crumpled pickup a short distance after the impact.

Arnaldo Andres Gutierrez Arevalo, 22, of Wasco, died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Just two months ago, a 12-year-old Wasco girl was killed in a crash at the same intersection. The June crash involved a big rig hauling a trailer and a passenger vehicle carrying four people.