KRAMER JUNCTION, Calif. (VVNG.com) The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office identified the father and son killed in a crash on Highway 58.
Jacob Carrillo Jr., 22, and his 4-year-old son Landon Carrillo, from Bakersfield, were killed on impact when their vehicle collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.
The deadly crash involving a black Kia Optima and a tractor-trailer occurred on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 11:34 a.m. on U.S. Highway 58 approximately 1/4 mile west of Highway 395, near Kramer Junction.
According to the coroner’s press release, the black Kia was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 58 when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed the double yellow line and struck the eastbound 18 wheeler head-on.
Jacob’s mother was driving the vehicle and also sustained life-threatening injuries. She was airlifted to a trauma center and her condition remains unknown.
Ex-paramedic, Jim Mitchell, commented on Victor Valley News YouTube video and said he was the first one on the scene.
“The car came out of her lane and hit the truck head-on, talked to the driver of the truck he said looked like she must have lost a front rim,” stated Mitchell.
“It took 40 minutes for the fire department to get there. You figure they would have a better response time,” said Mitchell.
The collision remains under investigation by the Barstow CHP office.