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2 Teenagers Killed In Lancaster Big-Rig Collision, Truck Driver Not Injured

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LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Two 16-year-old boys were killed Monday evening in a big-rig collision in Lancaster, officials reported today.

Around 6:50 p.m., the two-vehicle accident occurred at Avenue D and 60th Street West, where the truck crashed into a 2002 Toyota Prius.

Officials reported the driver of the Prius was killed at the scene, and resided in Palmdale, California.

SKY9’s Kevin Takumi reported yesterday that the passenger, from Piedmont, Oklahoma, was pulled out of the vehicle using the Jaws of Life, and was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Rodolfo Marcello, 55, of Little Rock in the Antelope Valley, was identified as the truck driver who survived the crash with no injuries, officials reported.

A SigAlert was issued by the California Highway Patrol where traffic was stalled on Avenue D as crews cleared the wreckage yesterday evening.

At this time, identities have not yet been released for the two boys.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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