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Man killed in Monday morning crash on I-15 near Barstow

BARSTOW, Calif. ( — A man driving a Ford F-350 and towing a flatbed trailer was killed after crashing into several large boulders along the I-15 freeway, officials said.

It happened just after 2:00 am, on Monday, March 26, when CHP dispatch received reports of a single-vehicle traffic collision on the northbound 15 freeway, north of Alvord Mountain Road, approximately 30 miles north of Barstow.

According to a CHP news release, Initial calls reported a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer was traveling at high speeds when it left the roadway.

“For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Ford traveled into the dirt center median south of Manix wash. The Ford entered Manix wash and collided into a raised concrete wall. The Ford and trailer continued northbound, to the north side of Manix wash and collided into several large boulders. The Ford came to a rest on the boulders and subsequently caught fire. The driver (sole occupant) sustained fatal injuries,” stated CHP officials.

The identity of the deceased male has not yet been released by the San Bernardino County Coroners Office.

Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a contributing factor in this collision. This collision is currently under investigation, anyone with additional information regarding this collision, is asked to contact the Barstow CHP office at 760-255-5900.

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