ANTELOPE ACRES – A Lancaster man was killed Friday afternoon in a head-on collision with a water truck, authorities said.
The fatal collision was reported around 3:20 p.m. Friday, June 10, on 90th Street West, just south of Avenue F, in the unincorporated Antelope Acres area, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Jeffrey L. Dixon, 26, of Lancaster was driving a 2008 Toyota Tundra southbound on 90th Street West at approximately 60 miles per hour; while 58-year-old Keith L. Quigley of Apple Valley was driving a 1995 International 3 axle water truck northbound on 90th Street West at approximately 40 miles per hour, according to the CHP report.
“[Dixon] was attempting to pass a vehicle traveling ahead of him and moved into the northbound lane directly in front of [the water truck],” the CHP report states.
Quigley tried to swerve the water truck to the right, but its left front end collided with the left front end of the Toyota Tundra, according to the CHP report.
The water truck “proceeded to drive up and over the engine compartment and driver’s side of [the Toyota Tundra],” the CHP report states.
Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Quigley sustained minor injuries, according to an online CHP log, but it was unclear if he required hospital treatment.