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The driver of a cement truck killed Friday, May 16, when a freight train struck his vehicle at an unguarded railroad crossing at Green River Golf Club has been identified as an Ontario man.
Michael Cole, 55, was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.
The BNSF train struck the Robertson’s Ready Mix truck at a crossing about 12:40 p.m. just north of the club in the 5200 block of Green River Road. The truck was delivering cement for a pipeline project, said Orange County spokeswoman Jean Pasco.
Four people are dead after a collision in Hesperia on Sunday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.
The crash happened at Main Street and Balsam Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. The sheriff's department says a van heading eastbound crossed over into westbound lanes for unknown reasons. The van hit a Honda and landed on top of it.
A man and a male juvenile died at the hospital. A woman and a female juvenile were pronounced dead at the scene. Their bodies remain trapped in the Honda.
Interstate 40 was shut down in both directions in the Ludlow area in the Mojave Desert following a massive gas spill.
A semi-truck carrying
liquefied petroleum gas liquid natural gas (according to Accident Data Center comment from Ken below) drifted into the median, landed in a ditch and overturned, spilling the gas.
Caltrans said the freeway is expected to be shut down until at least noon between Hector and Ludlow roads.
The route is heavily traveled by semi-trucks. Area residents reported smelling the spilled gas, but no evacuations were ordered.
Authorities are looking for a semi-truck driver they believe is behind a deadly hit-and-run crash in the Fontana area.
California Highway Patrol officials say the semi was heading northbound on Etiwanda Avenue at approximately 2:15 a.m. when it ran a red light at San Bernardino Avenue.
Authorities say the semi struck an SUV and a small Ford sedan. The two aboard the SUV suffered minor injuries, but the driver of the Ford died on impact.
A 15-year-old girl from Murrieta was in a coma and on life support following a skateboarding accident Sunday. The community is now rallying to help raise funds to pay for her medical expenses. Madison Olson was skating down a steep street in San Clemente, when she lost control. She was not wearing a helmet and suffered a serious head injury. Her father, Jason Olson, has faith she will survive, but realizes there will be huge medical expenses.