CAJON PASS, Calif. – One man was killed in a vehicle versus big rig crash on Thursday evening.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said that at around 7:52 p.m. Jason LaFountain, 45, of Wildomar, was driving a white Ford F-150 northbound on the 15 freeway just south of SR-138. Benjamin Ortega, 38, of Yukon, Oklahoma was driving a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer on the 15 freeway northbound, south of SR-138.
For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Ford allowed the vehicle to collide into the back of the 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer. Emergency personnel arrived and attempted to assist the driver of the pickup truck, but the driver succumbed at the scene. An unidentified woman passenger in the Freightliner was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
This collision is still under investigation, anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Flores at the San Bernardino CHP Office at (909) 383-4247.
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