Crash on I-15

A vehicle caught fire after crashing into a bridge on the northbound I-15 freeway near Stoddard Wells Road on Friday night. The crash was reported around 7:53 PM on April 5, 2024, resulting in at least one person dead and two others critically injured, according to radio traffic. According to California Highway Patrol records, the vehicle struck the bridge and overturned, catching fire. Before firefighters arrived, both CHP officers and San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies had arrived at the scene, finding the van fully engulfed in flames, and a man deceased partially ejected from the vehicle. CHP requested the full closure of the affected lanes, facing the significant danger of the expanding fire. However, the fire was completely extinguished around 8:30 PM. It was then when firefighters discovered at least two more persons critically injured inside the vehicle. Two helicopters were requested to land at nearby hospitals and transport the victims to trauma centers outside the area. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. However, there were reports that the involved vehicle exhibited erratic behavior before the crash. By 9:10 PM, the northbound I-15 at Stoddard Wells Rd (South) was congested back to Palmdale Road. Drivers in the area can expect delays of up to an hour. No further details were immediately available for release.  
Location: Victor Elementary School District, CA, USA
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