BAKER, Calif. (July 18, 2018) — A driver was killed Monday when their vehicle crashed into the back of a parked van on the shoulder of the Interstate 15 Freeway, just south of Baker, a California Highway Patrol report said.
The collision took place about 5:02 p.m. on July 16th. The collision took place shortly after the CHP received a 911 call reporting a driver in a blue Mercedes who was driving erratically in the northbound lanes of the freeway. The Mercedes reportedly struck the van shortly afterwards on the paved shoulder of the freeway. The driver died in the collision and the occupants of the van were taken to hospitals in Barstow and Las Vegas.
The Barstow Office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, it appears that the driver in the Mercedes may have caused the crash. It’s unknown if a mechanical problem or faulty airbags were contributing factors.
We offer our prayers to the family and friends of the person who died.
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