A woman in the passenger seat of a Volkswagen Jetta was killed in a two-car crash on northbound Interstate 15 north of Interstate 805 Friday evening, the California Highway Patrol confirms. The collision happened around 5:50 p.m.
"This is somebody's mother somebody's sister," Officer Jake Sanchez tells NBC 7.
Aldair Gomez, whose friend survived the accident, was on the road as soon as he heard his coworker was in a crash. His coworker was parked on the side of I-15 near the 805 freeway ramp trying to fix a tarp on his truck when the Jetta slammed into the back of his vehicle.
"He called us telling us that he was nervous and everything. He was in shock," Gomez says.
The driver of the Jetta was taken to the hospital. The man parked on the side of the freeway had minor injuries. The Jetta was ripped apart, according to authorities.
The CHP says the Jetta was traveling at a high speed and lost control. Neither the woman nor the driver have been identified pending notification of family.
Another person was also killed on southbound I-15 in a multi-car crash.