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Man changing tire on 15 Freeway killed; Woman arrested in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) – One person was killed on the Interstate 15 Freeway while changing a tire Monday night.

The incident was reported at 7:15 p.m., February 6, 2023, on the northbound 15 freeway just north of the Palmdale Road E. offramp in the City of Victorville.

The crash involved two vehicles, a white truck, and a black 2017 Chevrolet Cruze.

A man was killed on the freeway while changing his tire.
A man was killed as he changed his tire on the freeway Monday. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG)

The Victorville Fire Department, AMR, and CHP arrived onscene and located the male driver of the truck under the Chevy sedan, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on preliminary reports, it appears the man was outside of the truck changing a tire under the Palmdale Road overpass when he was struck.

The rear passenger-side tire of the truck was on a jack at the time of the collision and a tire was nearby. The truck was visibly loaded with bricks.

(The male driver was dragged a short distance and located under the other driver’s vehicle. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG)

The female driver of the Chevy sedan remained at the scene and cooperated with officials.

The female driver was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to CHP Officer J. Sauceda.

Officers were seen pulling at least one beer can out from the woman’s purse, and following the investigation, she was placed in handcuffs and put into the back of the CHP Vehicle.

Crash happened near Palmdale Road
The overpass is visible, as the truck was parked under it at the time of the crash.

The cause remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

This is a breaking news story, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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