VICTORVILLE, California – A 51-year-old Adelanto man died Monday afternoon after his 1990 Cadillac Deville was rear-ended by a semi-tractor trailer truck that struck the disabled vehicle in the No. 2 lane of the Air Expressway just west of Phantom East Street, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department report.
About 2:05 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the Victorville truck accident. Police say the driver of the Cadillac had been was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. According to police, the Cadillac had become disabled and the driver had put on his emergency lights as he waited for assistance in the westbound lanes of the expressway. The truck driver crashed into the vehicle and pushed the Cadillac into the open desert, the report said.
The name of the man who died in the crash has not been released pending notification of his next of kin. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T) is investigating the incident.
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