LANCASTER – A male driver died Wednesday morning after being ejected in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Lancaster, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 6:18 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, on Challenger Way, north of Avenue M, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The driver was in a Mercury Mountaineer traveling southbound on Challenger Way when “the Mercury apparently left the roadway, entering the dirt shoulder,” the news release states.
“The driver of the Mercury lost control and rolled; the driver was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead en route to the hospital by responding paramedics,” the news release states. The driver’s name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
The cause of the collision is still being investigated, and “speed may be a factor in the collision,” sheriff’s officials said in the news release.
“It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs played a role,” the news release states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff Station at 661-948-8466.