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Woman Killed on 15 Freeway Identified

VICTORVILLE:( A woman who was killed after allegedly walking into freeway traffic has been identified as 41-year-old Berta Alicia Leon, a resident of Apple Valley.

Photo By: Gary Martin
Photo By: Gary Martin

CHP responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on the northbound Interstate 15 between Dale Evans Parkway and Bell Mountain Road just South of the railroad at approximately 10:18 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

When emergency vehicles arrived at the scene, they located several vehicles pulled to the side of the road stopped after hitting the victim.

Authorities confirmed that body parts were in all lanes, requiring a hard road closure of northbound 15 freeway at Stoddard Wells Road at approximately 10:45 p.m.

One of the vehicles parked at the scene was a 2001 Ford unknown model driven by the victim’s boyfriend, who disclosed her identity to authorities.

A woman shared her son’s horrific experience with hitting body parts in the traffic lanes. “My son was told to inspect his car for body parts and damage, if all was good to keep going,” said Melissa Boal-Perez.

Per scanner traffic, there was some type of dispute between the woman and her boyfriend prior to the accident.

On scene witnesses said that they had seen the victim get out of the vehicle and for unknown reasons attempt to cross the northbound freeway from east to west. As Leon approached the No. 2 lane she was struck by a truck driven by a man from Victorville first, then by several other vehicles following.

During the almost three-hour hard road closure vehicle occupants were getting out of their vehicles and walking to the scene of the accident to obtain information. The hard road closure was in effect until 2:46 a.m. during the investigation.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident.

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