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Man killed in crash with big rig west of Perris, officials say


Last updated 12/18/2017 at Noon

A 25-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving was broadsided by a big rig west of Perris on Monday, Dec. 18, the California Highway Patrol said.

The man was driving a 1998 Honda Accord west on State Route 74 just west of Ethanac Road when he drifted into the right hand dirt shoulder on the north roadway edge, CHP Officer Mike Lassig wrote in a news release.

The man over-corrected, fishtailed and lost control of the Honda, which ended up in the path of a 2014 Freightliner 3-axle big rig traveling in the opposite direction, according to Lassig.

The front end of the big rig collided with the right side of the Honda, causing major damage. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's name was not immediately being released until his family could be notified of his death.

The California Highway Patrol Temecula Area office is investigating the crash.


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