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Woman drives wrong way, kills man and herself in crash on I-15

January 31, 2012 |  9:04 pm

2 people died in a wrong-way crash on 1-15 Tuesday.
An 85-year-old woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 15 on Tuesday smashed head-on into another vehicle in an accident that left two people dead and snarled traffic on the busy artery in San Bernardino County.

The woman was traveling northbound near the Bear Valley Road onramp in a 2007 Corolla when she slammed into a 1993 Cadillac Eldorado, which was driven by a 67-year-old man, the California Highway Patrol said.

The woman was driving about 70 mph when she struck the Cadillac, knocking it into a third vehicle, the CHP said.

The woman, a Victorville resident, died of her injuries at a local hospital. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in Hesperia. Their names were not released.

The CHP said the driver of the third vehicle was not injured. He was visiting from Tennessee. The accident occurred about 10:45 a.m.


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Map shows area where the deadly accident occurred. Credit: Google Maps