Nipton, CA: Vehicle rollover with people trapped along Interstate 15.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at around 7:44pm PT on Monday, June 6th, 2016, units from San Bernardino County Fire Department and Barstow Marine Corp Logistics Base Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover with patients trapped on the Interstate 15 at Cima Road near Nipton, California.
The first fire unit on scene was San Bernardino County Fire Department ’s E-53, which is stationed in Baker, California 30 miles south of the incident.
The crew from E-53 found 2 adult patients trapped in the vehicle and immediately began using extrication equipment to gain access to the patients.
Extrication took approximately seven minutes to complete.
A patient had major injuries and was transported to a trauma center in Las Vegas, Nevada the other was pronounced deceased on scene.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol.
** Picture from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **