LANCASTER: 2 Boys, 16, Killed in Big Rig Truck Crash with Prius
LANCASTER, California (June 30, 2014) — Two people are dead Monday night following a collision between a big rig truck and a 2002 Prius on 60th Street West and Avenue D according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.
About 6:50 p.m., CHP officers say the collision initially killed one teenager and critically injured a second teen, but the young boy later died. Both boys who died were 16 years old. One was the driver of the Prius who lived in Palmdale and his passenger was a 16-year-old from Piedmont, Oklahoma.
The truck driver was identified as Rodolfo Marcello, 55, of Little Rock, a small town in the Antelope Valley. He was not injured in the crash.
Traffic was backing up near the intersection and police were trying to divert traffic.
“Police will head up on investigation into the collision and the report will be available in several weeks,” said Attorney James Johnson.
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