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A 67-year-old man was killed in a collision on Highway 74 in Homeland when he pulled in front of a pickup that had the right of way, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

The fatal crash occurred about 2:20 p.m. Sunday on the 74 at Sultanas Road, according to Officer Mike Lassig.

He said the victim, identified only as a Homeland resident, was at the wheel of a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup going northbound on Sultanas when he came to a stop where the two-lane road meets the two-lane highway.

Lassig said the driver of a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup was going eastbound on the 74, towing a trailer and traveling roughly 45 mph, when the Tacoma driver “pulled directly in front of him.”

“The F-250’s front end impacted the Tacoma’s (driver’s) side, in a broadside manner, causing major damage,” the CHP spokesman said.

Riverside County Fire Department crews reached the location within a few minutes and extricated the Tacoma driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man at the wheel of the F-250, identified only as a 44-year-old Hemet resident, was not injured, according to Lassig.

There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

Officers questioned the Ford driver, who was not arrested.

The investigation is ongoing, Lassig said.

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