1 Killed in Fiery Tanker Crash on I-15

1 Killed in Fiery Tanker Crash on I-15

One person was killed in a crash involving a tanker truck on the 15 Freeway Saturday. The fatal crash occurred in the northbound lanes just south of the Oak Hills off ramp around 11:46 a.m. Officials have confirmed that 22-year-old Elijah Avila-Mott of Diamond Bar was killed when he crashed his Subaru into the tanker truck.

According to witnesses, a Subaru was speeding the wrong way on northbound I-15, when it collided head-on with a semitrailer hauling two fuel tankers. The cab of the semitrailer caught fire, and bystanders helped to pull the truck driver out of the truck. Emergency responders transported the truck driver to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for moderate injuries. Fortunately, firefighters put the fire out in about 10 minutes before it reached the fuel tankers.

Police closed the three right northbound lanes of I-15 south of Oak Hill Road in Hesperia while they investigated the crash and cleared the scene. Northbound traffic was significantly delayed throughout the day Saturday, and all lanes reopened early Sunday morning.

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