Man Dies in Rear-End Crash on Interstate 40 in Barstow


Riverside Man Dies after Barstow Collision on Interstate 40

Man Died in Rear-End Crash on Interstate 40 in Barstow

Barstow, California – A 69-year-old man from Riverside was killed Friday afternoon in a Barstow collision on Interstate 40 near Crucero Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the Riverside man was driving a 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck westbound on the I-40 when he crashed into the back of a 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer.

CHP said the tractor-trailer was towing a tanker trailer and was moving at around 55mph when the speeding Chevrolet rear-ended it.

The Chevrolet reportedly went off the road and overturned following the impact of the crash.

The incident was reported at around 1 p.m. on January 22, CHP said.

The Riverside man was ejected from the car, and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The Kenworth driver, a 44-year-old man of Simi Valley, was not injured and remained at the scene, cooperating with investigators.

Neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to play a role in the crash.

The CHP is investigating the accident.

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