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18-year-old man killed in crash near Wasco

Posted at 10:41 AM, Sep 13, 2021

(KERO) — An 18-year-old Wasco man was killed after his car crashed into a semi truck at about 7:10 a.m. Friday at the intersection Wildwood Road and Sherwood Avenue near Wasco, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man was driving a 2017 Mazda at about 70 mph and failed to slow down for slower traffic due to dusty conditions and struck the back of the trailer, according to CHP. The driver of the Mazda suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the semi truck wasn't injured.

Authorities identified Jose Juan Rosas Jr. as the driver killed in the crash.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to the CHP.