Deadly Semi-Truck Accident in Barstow

Semi Collided With a Car on October 14th in Barstow Killing One Person

The tragic accident happened around 5:11 a.m. on the Interstate 15 Freeway in Barstow. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, one person was ejected from the sedan as a result of the impact. 

This took place just west of the Clyde V. Kane Rest Area, per reports. 

Following the fatal collision, the No. 2 lane was shut down by Caltrans. In addition, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s office also responded to the scene.

Investigators are actively working to determine liability. 

An identity of the deceased will be made public once notification of kin. 

It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable. 

It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions. 

According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.

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