Source: California Highway Patrol (Information):
Ludlow, California: The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that the overturned vehicle crash that occurred at 9:38 p.m. PT on Monday, July 27th, 2020 along westbound Interstate 40 was a fatal crash.
According to Public Information Officer Steven Rogers with the California Highway Patrol – Barstow Area Office, “Incident number 00334 occurred on I-40 westbound near mile post marker 59.50 on 07/27/20 at approximately 2138 hours. A 31 year old male adult from Fort Mohave, Arizona, was driving a 2000 Honda CRV, westbound on I-40, in the #1 lane, east of milepost marker 60.00, at a high rate of speed. The driver changed lanes from the #1 lane to the #2 lane to pass a vehicle in the #1 lane. The driver changed lanes back to the #1 lane, and, for reasons still under investigation, lost control of his vehicle. The Honda veered out of the #1 lane and into the dirt center divider. The driver steered the Honda to the right to re-enter the westbound lanes. The Honda overturned multiple times and the unrestrained driver was ejected. The driver sustained major injuries as a result of the collision. CHP officers, fire, and medical personnel arrived on scene, attempted life-saving efforts and requested a medical airship to respond. Due to the major injuries sustained, the driver was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel prior to being transported by air. Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in this collision. This collision is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Barstow Area.”