According to news sources, one person died and another was severely injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday night on Interstate 80 due to the reported drivers loss of control of the vehicle, which caused it to veer off the roadway and crash into a tree.
A 36-year-old passenger inside the 1994 Ford Escort died after sustaining fatal injuries in the crash, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The driver, a 20-year-old woman, reportedly lost control of the vehicle while traveling westbound on I-80 for unknown reasons. The vehicle drifted off the roadway and crashed into a tree on the right side of the road.
The CHP is investigating the crash and said that the woman driver may have allegedly been driving under the influence. The woman sustained major injuries in the crash and was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. The passenger was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
There were no other injuries or collisions reported.
As a San Bernardino car accident attorney, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. In my line of work, I am familiar with accidents of this tragic nature. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you proceed legally.