Multi-Car Crash on Interstate 15 Killed Tow Truck Driver and Stranded Motorist
Baker, CA (August 1, 2020) – On Thursday, a tow truck driver and a stranded motorist both died in a multi-car crash on Interstate 15.
The fatal accident happened at around 5:17 AM on July 30 south of Rasor Road.
California Highway Patrol said a 23-year-old man from Apple Valley was driving a 2013 Freightliner. It was pulling two bottom-dump trailers and moves of 55 miles per hour.
“For reasons still under investigation, the driver allowed the truck tractor-trailer combination to leave the #2 lane and travel onto the west shoulder of Interstate 15 southbound,” CHP said.
At the same time, a 43-year old 2004 GMC tow truck driver from Barstow was helping a 39-year old male from Cleveland, Ohio, with a flat tire on a 2002 Chevrolet.
CHP said the GMC tow truck and the Chevrolet occupied by a female and two juveniles were disabled on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway.
“Due to the truck driver’s unsafe turning movement, the Freightliner collided with the GMC,” said CHP officials. “Due to the Freightliner colliding with the GMC, the GMC collided into the 43-year old male and 39-year old male, causing them to suffer fatal injuries.”
The GMC continued moving south and crashed with the Chevrolet. Then finally, the Freightliner rested in the dirt center divider partially blocking the #1 lane. The GMC and Chevrolet came to rest in an open area west of Interstate 15.
2 Died, 3 Injured in Multi-Car Crash
San Bernardino County Fire rushed the 41-year old female and two juveniles from Granada Hills to Barstow Community Hospital. On the other hand, the tractor-trailer driver from Apple Valley did not get injured.
Moreover, CHP said alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s-Coroner office will release the identities of the 43-year old male and 39-year old male deceased pending notification of next of kin.
Please call the California Highway Patrol Barstow office at (760) 255-5900 if you have further details about the accident.
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