BAKER-(vvng.com): A 19-year-old man lost his life and four others suffered moderate injuries after a 1997 Toyota 4 Runner left the roadway landing in a ravine Tuesday night. At around 10:00 p.m. the California Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision.
The 20-year-old female driver was traveling northbound on the I-15 south of Bailey Road with four passengers. For reasons still under investigation, the driver allowed the vehicle to drift from the middle to the far right lane. She then attempted to correct turning the steering wheel to the left and then back to the right, which caused her to lose control of the vehicle.
The loss of control sent the vehicle off the roadway and into an open desert area. The vehicle continued down an embankment subsequently landing overturned in a ravine. All occupants in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts, but the right rear passenger, sustained fatal injuries, CHP officials said.
The driver and the other three passengers sustained moderate injuries as a result of the collision and were transported to University Medical Center in Nevada by Baker and AMR Ambulance
Drugs and/or alcohol are not a suspected factor in this collision. The Barstow area CHP is still investigating the cause of the collision.