Pedestrian Killed by 18-Wheeler on Phelan Road in Phelan, CA
Phelan, CA — October 26, 2022, a pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by a semi-truck on Phelan Road in San Bernardino County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:15 p.m. along Phelan Road near Caughling Road. Investigators haven't released much information about the cause or circumstances of the collision, but responders reportedly found the pedestrian deceased at the scene. Reports say the truck driver that hit the victim remained at the scene.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Phelan Road Pedestrian Accident
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