LUDLOW, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The westbound I-40 is shut down after at least one person was killed in a traffic collision Monday morning.
It happened on August 19, 2019, at about 11:04 am on the I-40, west of the Ludlow off-ramp.
For reasons still under investigation, a white Ford Explorer slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer. The impact caused the SUV to sustain major damage and came to rest on its side in the center divider.
Scanner traffic reported an off-duty firefighter was at the scene and pronounced one person deceased at the scene. A second patient had minor injuries and was awake and breathing.
According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the lane closure begins at Pisgah Crater on the I-40 and is expected to remain in place until about 6:30 pm.
The coroner has been requested to respond to the scene to transport the deceased.
Check back later for information as it becomes available.