LANCASTER – A 13-year-old boy died Thursday in a single-vehicle crash in the Lancaster area, and two other people were injured.
The crash was reported about 11:55 a.m. in the area of state Route 138 and 300th Street West, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP reported that the vehicle — a gray Ford F-250 occupied by a driver and two children — drove off the roadway into the dirt, crashed in the area and rolled over several times before landing on its roof, ejecting both of the juvenile passengers.
The 13-year-old boy lost consciousness before CHP units arrived and a bystander began performing CPR on the child. Los Angeles County Fire Department units were called to the scene, and pronounced the boy dead.
The driver, a 41-year-old man, and the 11-year-old boy who was the second passenger in the pickup also suffered moderate to major injuries in the collision and were airlifted to a hospital, according to KTLA and the CHP.
The cause of the crash was under investigation, prompting authorities to close the eastbound lanes of SR-138 for an unknown duration.
The CHP reported no arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the crash.