LANCASTER — An adult male died as the result of a traffic collision near the intersection of Avenue K and 17th Street East on Saturday.

According to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, the unidentified man was driving a Honda vehicle eastbound on Avenue K, with an unidentified passenger, when he reportedly lost control near 17th Street East and crossed over the center median, entering the westbound traffic lanes of Avenue K.

The man was taken to the hospital to be examined; however, responding paramedics pronounced his passenger dead at the scene.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call the Lancaster station at 661-948-8466.

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