Two people died when two tractor-trailers collided and caught fire on southbound Interstate 15 in Barstow, California early Sunday morning, Jan. 19.
California Highway Patrol reports one tractor-trailer had overturned at about 4:15 a.m. and was struck by a second truck causing both to catch fire. San Bernardino County Firefighters report the cabs of both were destroyed.
One of the persons who died is reported to be the driver of one of the trucks. The second person who died was a motorist who had stopped to render assistance. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was hospitalized.
Neither of the deceased was identified.
BARSTOW: #SBCoFD on scene of a TRAFFIC COLLISION with FIRE, SB15 South of Hodge Rd. Two semis involved. One semi carrying several hazardous chemicals. Two fatalities, one immediate transported to LLUMC. Rv pic.twitter.com/fpvM9DzgWS— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) January 19, 2020