Two Dies Following Fatal Apple Valley Truck Accident on 15 Freeway near Hodge Road
Apple Valley, California (January 20, 2020) – According to a California Highway Patrol report, two people were killed in a fiery traffic accident involving two semi-trucks in Apple Valley early Sunday morning.
The fatal crash happened at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday, January 19 on 15 Freeway, just south of Hodge Road.
As per the CHP report, a semi-truck overturned on the right shoulder of the freeway. A second semi-truck reportedly slammed into the overturned semi. As a result of the collision, both vehicles caught fire.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found both cabs of the trucks completely destroyed. The firefighters upgraded to call a hazmat team because there were pallets of cigarette lighters.
The trailer on the overturned semi was empty.
One of the truck drivers and a second person were pronounced dead at the scene. The CHP said the second person killed was either a passenger or a good Samaritan who stopped to help. Their names have not been disclosed pending notification of family.
One patient was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center in unknown condition. A second person declined treatment.No other details about the crash were given.
The accident remains under investigation.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.