LANCASTER – A man was killed early Thursday morning when the SUV he was driving crashed into two other vehicles at an intersection in Lancaster, authorities said.
The fatal crash happened around 12:28 a.m. Thursday, April 27, on Avenue J at 40th Street West, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
A man was driving a Dodge Journey SUV west on Avenue J “at a high rate of speed” when it hit the rear of a Ford F-450 Spectrum utility truck with a boom bucket that had been stopped westbound on Avenue J at a red light, according to the news release.
“The collision caused the Dodge Journey to rollover and crash into a Dodge Dart who had just come to a stop facing southbound on 40th Street West at the intersection of Avenue J,” the sheriff’s news release states.
The driver of the Dodge Journey was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification. The driver of the Ford F450 was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries; and the driver of the Dodge Dart remained at the scene with minor injuries.
“The cause of the collision is still being investigated. The speed of the Dodge Journey appears to be a factor in the crash. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs played a role with the driver of the Dodge Journey,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
1 comment for "Driver killed in three-vehicle traffic crash in Lancaster"
He was decapitated. Ugh- Sad for the family.