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Man killed in 15 freeway crash caused by tire blowout



A California Highway Patrol (CHP) unit is parked along the 15 Freeway (VVNG File Photo) (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( A Bullhead City, Arizona man died after a tire blew out on his vehicle Friday on Interstate 15, just south of Dale Evans Parkway.

Anthony Fuentes, 66, was driving his 2000 white Ford F-250 truck northbound at 6:48 p.m. when his rear tire blew, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office. “Fuentes lost control of his truck and the vehicle overturned.”

Fuentes was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 7:56 PM.

The California Highway Patrol – Victorville Station is investigating the crash.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.