Two Killed in Baker Big Rig Accident on I-15 Thursday Morning


Tow Truck Driver Among 2 Killed in I-15 Crash near Baker

2 Die in I-15 Crash near Baker

Baker, California – A tow truck driver and another person was killed in a Baker big rig accident that occurred on Interstate 15 early Thursday morning.

According to CHP, the 43-year-old Barstow tow truck driver was helping the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet with a flat tire.

At around 5:17 a.m. July 30, a 2013 Freightliner traveling on the interstate drifted to the west shoulder of I-15  south of Rasor Road.

The big rig crashed into the 2004 GMC tow truck and the two, who were standing outside.

The tow truck driver and the driver of the Chevrolet, a 39-year old male from Cleveland, Ohio, were both killed in the accident.

The Chevrolet was also impacted by the GMC following the accident.

A 41-year-old woman and two minors, all from Granada Hills, were inside the Chevrolet at the time of the collision. The three were taken to Barstow Community Hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the big rig was identified as a 23-year-old Apple Valley man.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.