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Coroner IDs 21-year-old struck, killed on I-15 near Baker

BAKER, Calif. ( The San Bernardino Coroner’s Office identified the 21-year-old man struck and killed along the I-15 freeway Friday night.

On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 9:08 PM, officers of the California Highway Patrol – Barstow Station, responded to the northbound 15 freeway, near mile marker 105, in the unincorporated county area of Baker, to investigate the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

When officers arrived they found that Michael Coleman, a resident of Compton, had been struck by a vehicle resulting in fatal injuries.

Through investigation, officers determined a Toyota Camry occupied by a 15-year-old female, a 59-year-old male, and a 21-year-old male, had parked on the right shoulder of the freeway and exited the vehicle.

According to the California Highway Patrol Incident logs, the reporting party told dispatch they had stopped on the right-hand shoulder to use the bathroom.

“For undetermined reasons, the Kia crossed the painted solid white line and traveled onto the right shoulder towards the Toyota,” stated Officer Adam Carmichall

The Kia struck Michael Coleman, resulting in fatal injuries.

The Kia came to rest in the open desert terrain east of the roadway. The driver of the Kia did not suffer any injuries.

Alcohol/drugs are not believed to be a contributing factor in this collision.

The California Highway Patrol, Barstow Area is investigating the collision. Anyone with additional information regarding this collision, please contact the California Highway Patrol Barstow Office at 760-255-8700.

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