LANCASTER – Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash that killed two men in Lancaster Wednesday night, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 9:46 p.m., Wednesday (March 13) on Avenue J, near 22nd Street East, according to Lt. Paul Pfrehm of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed a 1998 Toyota pickup truck was being driven westbound on Avenue J, when it crossed over the center median and was struck by a 2004 Gray GMC Yukon, which was being driven eastbound on Avenue J, according to Pfrehm.
It is unknown what caused the Toyota to cross into oncoming traffic, but alcohol is believed to be a factor, Pfrehm states.
Both the driver and the passenger in the Toyota pickup were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names were not immediately released, but Pfrehm said they were both Hispanic males – one in his 30’s and one in his 20’s.
The Yukon’s driver was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.
Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate this fatal collision, and are asking anyone with information to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Enforcement Team at 661-948-8466.