1 Killed in Car vs. Truck Accident on Barstow Freeway Friday
Nipton, CA (February 26, 2021) – One person died following a car crash on Interstate 15, also known as Barstow Freeway, in Nipton Friday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol dispatch, a pickup truck hit the rear of a semi truck. The force from the impact caused the passenger vehicle to be partially pinned underneath the truck.
The catastrophic incident took place near mile marker 153.
Deadly Car Crash in Nipton, February 26
Shortly after 6:30 a.m., emergency teams arrived at the site. Paramedics reportedly rendered aid to the possible victims. After the evaluation, officers confirmed one person sadly died as a result of the wreck.
The identity of the deceased remained undisclosed pending confirmation and notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, CHP reports indicated fluid from the vehicle spilled onto the roadway. As a result, a Hazmat teams responded to the crash site.
Investigators handling the case continue to work at this time to determine the exact cause of the fatal car crash in Nipton.
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