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Pedestrian struck and killed by semi on Highway 138

PINON HILLS, Calif. ( — Authorities are attempting to identify a male in his mid-twenties that was struck and killed by a semi on State Route 138, west of Beekley Road in Pinon Hills Friday morning.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to the call around 2:55 am, on February 15, 2019.

CHP Public Information Officer Michael Mumford said the preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking eastbound on SR-138, within the eastbound traffic lane, when he was struck by a truck tractor combination vehicle.

Following the collision, the driver of the truck tractor immediately pulled to the shoulder and called 911. The driver of the truck tractor remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.  

First responders arrived and located the male pedestrian with major injuries. He was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, officials said.

The identity of the pedestrian is still under investigation.  The pedestrian is described as a white male in his mid-twenties that was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with black sweatpants, and Vans shoes.  

This investigation will be handled to its conclusion by the CHP Victorville Area.  Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the identity of the pedestrian in this traffic collision is encouraged to contact the CHP Victorville Area office at (760) 241-1186.

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