MALIBU ( — Authorities say one person was killed Tuesday night in a traffic collision in the city of Malibu.

The California Highway Patrol says a vehicle slammed head-on into an Edison electric truck around 3:54 p.m. on Kanan Dume Road, which is about 1 mile north of the Pacific Coast Highway.

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The driver of the vehicle, described only as a male, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hours after the crash, deputies continued to search the area for victims.

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While the cause of the crash remained under investigation, authorities said rain may have been a factor.

“It is very slippery. I just want to remind drivers that speed and loss of traction can equal or can contribute to a car accident,” said Sgt. Matthew Dunn of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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For a third day, the wet weather and muddy conditions continued to pose a threat to drivers on the PCH, bringing traffic Tuesday evening to a standstill. For traffic conditions, listen to
KNX 1070 Newsradio.