PHELAN, Calif. (VVNG.com) Two women were killed in a traffic collision on State Route 138 Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The crash involving a tractor-trailer and a green Dodge van was reported at 2:00 p.m., just west of Hess Road.
According to CHP Officer Brian Alvarez, the van was traveling westbound on SR-138 and the semi was going eastbound approaching the van.
“The collision is still under investigation, but it appears one of the vehicles veered onto opposing traffic lanes, the vehicles side swiped each other causing the van to overturn,” stated CHP officer Brian Alvarez.
According to Alvarez, “two females, approximate age in their 30’s, [were] confirmed deceased from the van.”
The crash prompted officials to temporarily close Highway 138 in both directions to allow emergency personnel access. Currently, One lane remains open in each direction to allow vehicles to pass.
The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office will release the victim’s identities pending identification of next of kin.
Information will be updated as it becomes available. Please check back later for updates.