Deadly Crash on 15 Freeway
Three vehicles collided on Monday morning in Hesperia on the 15 Freeway, resulting in the death of one person.
It was reported around 6:45 a.m. on the northbound 15 Freeway, near Oak Hill Road.
The crash involved a semi-truck, gas tanker truck, and a Hyuandi Accent.
According to an involved party, the Hyuandi attempted to pass the semi but ended up crashing into the gas tanker truck on the right shoulder.
Due to the impact, the Hyaundi caught fire leading to one person being trapped inside.
When paramedics responded to the scene one unidentified person was pronounced dead.
In addition, another person suffered injuries and received treatment as well.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.