NEWBERRY SPRINGS, CALIF.(VVNG.com)- A 25-year-old male was killed as a result of a single vehicle traffic collision on Interstate 40, authorities said.
On Sunday, November 6th at 1:45 a.m. a 27-year-old female was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro westbound on Interstate 40, east of National Trails Highway, near the town of Newberry Springs.
According to CHP Public Information Officer Adam Carmichall, the female driver allowed the vehicle to drift into the dirt and gravel median near Mile Post Marker 14.5 and subsequently struck a dirt berm that ran perpendicular to a large dirt ravine. The vehicle traveled off of the berm and became airborne. The vehicle overturned and landed on an adjacent dirt berm on its roof.
The driver was transported to Loma Linda Medical Center. The passenger, a 25-year-old male, was transported to Barstow Community Hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.
Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor in this collision.
This collision is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Barstow Area.