Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Fatal crash off eastbound Interstate 40 near California Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol has confirmed to ZachNews of a fatal crash off eastbound Interstate 40 near California Avenue in Needles, California.
Initial reports of the crash came in during a City of Needles meeting, after officials were late to that meeting.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez was able to check along eastbound Interstate 40 after resident Jared Johnson told ZachNews of the right lane being closed.
Soon after, resident Teran Woody alerted ZachNews of lots of police and fire lights along California Avenue right near the crash along Interstate 40, where crews were on scene of a vehicle in trees and vegetation on the hillside behind homes.
Multiple patrol vehicles from the California Highway Patrol as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Corners Division were on scene.
Corners crews have removed a person from a vehicle, and are continuing to search the area for any evidence debris.
Active Towing crews are removing the vehicle.
Cause of the fatal crash is under investigation.
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the fatal crash.
Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates regarding this breaking news story.
Thanks to both Jared Johnson and Teran Woody for alerting ZachNews of breaking news.
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