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One person killed after SUV slams into semi on I-40 in Ludlow

LUDLOW, Calif. ( — 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.

(Photo by Gabriel Ramirez)

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