LANCASTER – A 75-year-old man died and five others were injured when a Jeep collided with a semi trailer Monday evening on State Route 138 in the Lancaster area, authorities said.
The collision happened around 5:35 p.m. Monday, April 10, on State Route 138 (Avenue D) at 110th Street West, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Jimmy Liu, 68, of Freemont, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty northbound on 110 Street West when, “for reasons still under investigation,” the Jeep collided with a 2021 Peterbilt tractor that was traveling eastbound on State Route 138, the CHP report states.
Liu sustained major injuries in the crash, and his passenger, 75-year-old Ke Fu of Union City, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Other passengers in the Jeep were 72-year-old Hui Jie Shao, who sustained major injuries; 69-year-old Hui Jia Liu, who sustained moderate injuries; and a woman identified only as Jane Doe, who sustained major injuries, according to the CHP report.
The rig’s driver, 52-year-old Jorge Garcia Prieto of Cabazon, sustained moderate injuries in the crash, the CHP report states.
“Alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected to be a factor in this collision,” the CHP report states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Investigating Officer Spann at the Antelope Valley area CHP Office at 661-948-8541 during business hours. After business hours, residents should contact the Los Angeles Traffic Management Center at 323-259-3410.