Deadly Phelan Traffic Collision on Highway 138

One Killed in Semi-Truck Crash in San Bernardino County 

Two vehicles collided on Wednesday morning, one of which was a semi-truck, which resulted in the death of one person. 

CHP reported the crash around 6:19 a.m. on Highway 138 in Phelan. 

It is unclear at this time what caused a minivan and semi-truck to collide on the highway. 

The impact also caused one of the involved vehicles to roll down a cliff. 

Sadly, an unidentified person died at the scene. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of kin. 

Further information will be provided once an investigation is concluded. 

It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable. 

It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions. 

According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.

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