Man Changing Tire Struck and Killed on 15 Freeway Identified

Man Changing Tire Struck and Killed on 15 Freeway Identified

UPDATE: The San Bernardino Coroner identified the deceased man as the 40-year-old father of five, Jason Henry Hadley. Hadley, an Apple Valley resident, and BNSF Railway employee was returning home from work when he was struck by the vehicle, friends said. “I tried to save him, I did everything could!” said witness, George Perez. “I’m sorry to his family for not being able to do more. I kneeled down beside him held his hand and said a prayer for him and his family.” Hadley leaves behind his wife and five children; JD, 17 , Matthew, 12, Brandon, 9 , Jeanne, 10, and Destiny, 5.

Family has set up a go fund me account to assist with any costs that arise as a result of his tragic death. 

Jason Hadley


VICTORVILLE  – A man died while changing the tire on his Toyota Prius on the I-15 early Tuesday morning. CHP officials said that the man was parked on the right shoulder on the I-15 South near the Dale Evans off-ramp when  a white Dodge Dart driving southbound veered to the right striking the man and the vehicle.

The incident was reported just before 6:15 a.m. and was initially reported as a two-vehicle traffic collision with a possible ejection. When CHP officers arrived they located the man who was pronounced dead on arrival. The 33-year-old male driver of the Dart suffered only minor injuries and his 37-year-old female passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The female passenger was airlifted to a trauma center. A third 19-year-old male passenger was uninjured.

The southbound I-15  was shut down temporarily for around 40 minutes while the female patient was airlifted. Two lanes were reopened to traffic while the #3 lane remained closed until shortly before 9:00 a.m.

There were no other injuries reported as a result of the collision. The identity of the deceased man is undisclosed at this time. The cause of the collision remains under investigation by the CHP High Desert, anyone with information should contact 760-241-1186.

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