2 Dead in Car Accident on Cajon Pass
Two people died as the result of a rear-end collision on Wednesday morning on the Interstate 15 Freeway.
It was reported on December 1st at the Cajon Pass, near Oak Hill Road around 4 in the morning.
Per CHP, a Ford C-Max rear-ended a Mitsubishi that was stalled in the northbound lanes.
The driver of the Ford told authorities that the Mitsubishi had no lights on, therefore he couldn’t see him.
Upon impact, the Mitsubishi burst into flames causing the driver to be trapped inside.
Emergency personnel extricated the man from the vehicle but he sadly died at the scene.
The other driver was transported to Desert Valley Hospital with major injuries and unfortunately ended up passing away later.
No names have been disclosed and further detail will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
According to the NHTSA, nearly 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported each year in the U.S. More specifically, they are responsible for 28% of all crashes.
In addition, rear-end collisions account for 950,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year.