Man Changing Tire on Freeway Shoulder Killed in I-15 Crash
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A man was killed in an I-15 crash Tuesday morning while he was changing his tire. Police say the driver of a Toyota Prius was legally parked on the right shoulder south of Dale Evans Parkway changing a tire when he was struck and killed by a Dodge Dart.

The crash occurred around 6:12 a.m. Police say the Dart driver, 33-year-old Anthony Maracle of San Bernardino, was traveling south on I-15 when he veered into the right shoulder and struck the Prius driver. He struck the man and his parked vehicle, propelling the Prius into the roadway.  The Prius driver has been identified as 40-year-old Jason Henry Hadley of Apple Valley.

Maracle was treated on the scene for minor injuries. One of his passengers, Francisco Contreras Stockton, was uninjured in the crash. A second passenger, 37-year-old Yolanda Perez, was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries.

All the southbound lanes of I-15 were closed from 6:30 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. while police waited for the helicopter. The No. 3 lane remained closed until 8:50 a.m. during the cleanup and investigation. The fatal I-15 crash remains under investigation.

“Freeway shoulders are dedicated areas for pulling over to address vehicle problems. Drivers should always assume someone could be up ahead and never enter the shoulder unless it is to pull over for an emergency,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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