Deadly Accident With Dump Truck Kills Teens In The Cajon Pass

Tuesday night five teenagers were traveling back home from the spending the day at the beach when they were pushed off the road into an embankment in the Cajon Pass by a dump truck holding concrete.  San Bernardino County Fire Department spokeswoman Tracy Martinez the accident occurred at the intersection of the 138 and 15 Freeways in Phelan.  As the dump truck enter the curvy southbound 15 Freeway exit, the trucks breaks went out.  As the dump truck exited Highway 138, the driver was unable to stop and collided with the PT Cruiser which was occupied by the five teenagers.  Both vehicles continued about 20 feet off the road as they finally come to a complete stop with the PT Cruiser pinned underneath the truck.

San Bernardino County coroner identified two of the victims killed in the accident as 18-year-old Nicole Lyle of Victorville, and 16-year-old Anthony Cabrera Jr. from Phelan.  The three others were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for injuries sustained in the car crash.  Friends, family, and other school members attended a gathering outside Serrano High School to remember the young two that had lost their lives that night.  No matter what the circumstance, it’s always a tragedy when a life is lost.  If you or a family member have been involved in a car accident and are in need of legal services, contact the California personal injury attorneys at Guldjian Law.