Passenger Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash Near Newberry Springs

A driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-40 early Sunday morning. Police say the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling west on I-40 east of National Trails Highway when she drifted into the dirt median. The Camaro hit a dirt berm, then became airborne and landed on its roof.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 1:45 a.m. near Newberry Springs. The driver, a 27-year-old female, was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center with unknown injuries. Her 25-year-old male passenger was taken to Barstow Community Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The Barstow California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the crash. At this time, alcohol does not appear to have contributed to the incident.

“Driving on these roads after dark requires that drivers stay alert at all times. Drowsy driving or allowing even the slightest distraction can be deadly,” 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 California 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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