Baker, CA (August 11, 2020) – At least three people died and several more sustained injuries during a car accident on the 15 Freeway on the evening of Saturday, August 9th.

According to a report that was published by a local news source, the deadly collision, which involved a 53-foot tractor-trailer that was transporting clothing, took place at about 7:00 p.m.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol who were present on the scene stated that an SUV crashed into the back of the tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway for reasons that have yet to be determined.

Due to the force of the impact, the SUV then went up in flames with its occupants still trapped inside. Almost immediately, the flames spread from the SUV to the tractor-trailer.

Officials from the fire department along with emergency medical personnel reported to the scene of the accident where they pronounced three of the victims dead at the scene. They also extricated a fourth victim who was still ensnared in the flaming wreckage.

Four victims wound up with injuries after the accident. One victim’s injuries were listed as severe and the other three were classified as moderate.

A 15-year-old, a young child, and the child’s mother were airlifted to Las Vegas University Medical Center for emergency medical treatment.

The identities of the dead and wounded have not been made available. 

This accident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement officers in order to determine cause and liability.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Baker

Baker, CA - Three Dead and Four Injured in Wreck on 15 Frwy

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