Person Dies in Phelan Big Rig Crash on Highway 138
PHELAN, CA (August 2, 2021) — One person died in a big rig crash on Highway 138 near Rastall Road Sunday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened a few miles north of Cajon Pass. Under unclear circumstances, a crash occurred, and a big rig jackknifed and overturned while a pickup truck caught on fire during the accident.
Subsequently, the rig also caught on fire, but the driver of the semi-truck escaped the blaze since he had already exited his vehicle. Upon arriving, officers found the body of the pickup driver at the scene.
At this time, the circumstances of this crash remain unclear. Although, any witnesses with more information on this accident should contact the CHP.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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