A man lost his life in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 138 over the weekend. The incident took place on Saturday, January 9. Authorities didn’t name the deceased victim although he was identified as a 30-year-old man.
According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the victim was traveling eastbound along Highway 138 at the time. He was a passenger in the vehicle which was identified as a 2003 Honda. The driver of the Honda apparently lost control of his vehicle traveling east of the Wimmer Road.
The Honda then hit another vehicle traveling in the eastbound lanes, identified as a 2010 Lexus. After colliding with the Lexus, the Honda veered into the westbound lanes. It then hit two vehicles in the oncoming traffic. The first vehicle it hit in the westbound lanes was a 2016 Ford. After colliding with the Ford, the Honda then hit a 2012 Jeep.
The multiple collisions caused the passenger in the Honda to be ejected from the vehicle. He sustained critical injuries and was rushed to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center once first responders reached the scene of the crash. Attempts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The person driving the Honda also suffered serious injuries and was transported to the same medical facility. Occupants of the Lexus had no notable injuries to report. The driver of the Ford suffered relatively minor injuries. Paramedics took the Ford driver to the Desert Valley Hospital for treatment.
The fatal multi-vehicle crash on Highway 138 remains under investigation by the CHP. The focus of the investigations at this point is to determine precisely what caused the Honda driver to lose control in the first place. CHP has not ruled out the usual suspects, alcohol and speeding.
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