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Child killed in rollover crash on NB-15 freeway in Oak Hills

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UPDATE 8/2: The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office identified the passenger killed as Elanie Barraba, a four-month-old resident of Salinas.

OAK HILLS, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a rollover crash that left one child dead and another critically injured on Sunday afternoon.

It happened at 12:56 pm, on August 1, 2021, on the northbound I-15, south of Oak Hill Road, and involved a Honda Accord and a tractor-trailer.

The Honda was occupied by three adults and two children when it rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on its side along the shoulder of the freeway.

( A Mercy Air helicopter landed on the I-15 freeway and airlifted a young boy injured in a rollover crash to a trauma center. Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

A young girl from the vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced deceased. San Bernardino County Fire requested two helicopters to airlift a young boy and one adult female with critical injuries to trauma centers. The mother and father of the child were not injured in the crash.

The driver of a semi stopped at the scene and cooperated with CHP officers. He was not injured.

Traffic on the northbound I-15 was shut down for approximately 45 minutes while the patients were loaded into the helicopters that landed on the freeway. All lanes were reopened by 3:33 pm.

(A Reach helicopter airlifted an adult female to a trauma center. Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

The official cause of the accident is under investigation by the San Bernardino CHP Station. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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