ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) A 25-year-old New Jersey man was killed after his vehicle collided head-on with a semi on Palmdale Road Thursday afternoon.
The crash was reported just after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the area of Palmdale Road and Jonathan Street in Adelanto.
The force of the crash caused the tractor-trailer to burst into flames sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky.
The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan Altima, Muataz Abdelatif was trapped and required the jaws of life to be extricated from his vehicle.
Through investigation, deputies determined Abdelatif was driving eastbound on Palmdale Road and for reasons still unknown, Abdelatif crossed over the double yellow line and struck the westbound semi in an offset head-on collision.
Abdelatif was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the semi, a 60-year-old man from Hesperia was taken to Arrowhead Regional Center where he was treated for moderate injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation by the Adelanto Sheriff Station Major Accident Investigation Team. Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Holland at (760)552-6800.
Driver Critically Hurt in Fiery Crash With Semi on Palmdale Road