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(CA)(7-30-2020) Tow truck operator and stranded motorist struck and killed on I-15

(CA)(7-30-2020) Tow truck operator and stranded motorist struck and killed on I-15
(CA)(LODD) BAKER - Tow truck operator and stranded motorist struck and killed on I-15 freeway early Thursday morning

It happened at about 5:17 AM on Thursday, July 30, 2020, on southbound I-15, south of Rasor Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol a 2013 Freightliner, hauling two bottom-dump trailers at speeds of 55 miles per hour left the #2 lane and drifted onto the west shoulder I-15.

The tow truck operator from Barstow was assisting another motorist with a flat tire. The tow truck and the disabled vehicle occupied by three people were both parked on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway. The truck struck the tow truck which was pushed into the tow operator and the stranded motorist causing fatal injuries.

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