Two kids killed in head-on crash on the freeway

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA – A fatal car crash claimed the lives of three individuals, including two children, in San Bernardino County over the Easter weekend. The crash occurred on the 15 Freeway and was reportedly caused by a vehicle hydroplaning and crossing into oncoming traffic.

The driver of a Kia lost control while heading south near Halloran Springs. This caused the vehicle to hydroplane across all the southbound lanes, the dirt median, and into the northbound lanes. There, it collided head-on with a Mercedes SUV.

The impact resulted in the deaths of a 13-year-old boy and a 43-year-old woman, both in the Kia, and an 11-year-old boy in the Mercedes. In addition to the fatalities, seven other individuals, aged between 3 and 52, were transported to nearby hospitals with injuries ranging from moderate to severe.

This segment of Interstate 15, a widely used route for Angelenos traveling to Las Vegas, is located less than 100 miles from Sin City. The California Highway Patrol confirmed that all four occupants of the Mercedes were Los Angeles residents.

The San Bernardino County Coroner identified the deceased adult woman as Alicia Ramos from Madera. The identities of the two boys have yet to be released.

Following the tragic incident, authorities closed all northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway for several hours for clean-up operations. Investigations into the crash circumstances are still ongoing.