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Driver of SUV killed after crash with semi on SR-18

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PHELAN, Calif. ( — A man driving an SUV was killed after colliding with a semi on State Route 18 Sunday.

It happened on February 18, 2018, at 5:53 p.m., when officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a traffic collision on SR-18, east of Amarillo Street in Phelan.

According to officials, the male driver of a 2011 Nissan Rogue was driving westbound on SR-18 when he veered into the opposing traffic lane and collided head-on with a Volvo tractor-trailer combination.

The male driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification has been confirmed and the name will be released when the next-of-kin is notified.

SR-18 was closed for several hours while officers processed the scene.

The California Highway Patrol-Victorville Area is investigating the collision.

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