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NB 15 freeway closed near Baker due to crash

UPDATE — All lanes have reopened.

BAKER, Calif. ( — A crash involving two tractor-trailers has prompted a temporary closure of all lanes on the northbound I-15 Thursday morning.

San Bernardino County Firefighters were dispatched to a traffic collision with fire at about 5:19 am, on May 27, 2021, near MM 143.

Firefighters arrived and reported they had two semis involved in a crash with one of them on fire. One person involved in the accident was critically injured and firefighters requested a helicopter to airlift the injured person to a trauma center. Mercy Air accepted the flight and will land the helicopter on the NB I-15 freeway.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, all three lanes are blocked and Caltrans was notified of a hard closure.

The fire on the semi was reportedly knocked down by 6:27 am.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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