2 Big Rigs Involved in Deadly Victorville Multi-Vehicle Collision on 15 Freeway
VICTORVILLE, CA (October 21, 2019) — A 30-year-old man died Thursday night in a multi-vehicle collision on 15 Freeway.
The authorities said the incident occurred at around midnight south of Dale Evans Parkway. Involved were a 2020 Freightliner with a trailer, a 1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV, and another tractor-trailer.
Based on an initial investigation, the 2020 Freightliner was traveling at 55 mph in the number 3 lane. It failed to slow down for stop-and-go traffic that was moving at 5 mph, then rear-ended the 4Runner. As a result, the SUV was pushed into the other tractor-trailer that was in front of it. Reports to the fire crew indicated that the 4Runner caught fire and possibly trapped the driver inside.
The 30-year old Long Beach man driving the SUV died at the scene. However, there was no word whether there were charges filed against the 30-year-old Adelanto man driving the 2020 Freightliner.
The crash prompted the closure of southbound 15 Freeway for several hours. All lanes reopened at about 10:00 a.m.
CHP Victorville officers are investigating the incident. They urge anyone who has information to call them at (760) 241-1186.
Our warm and sincerest condolences to the loved ones of the victim.
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