Two occupants of a Tesla that was heading the wrong direction and speeding on the 15 Freeway died when it crashed in Ontario over the weekend.
The vehicle had made a U-turn on the freeway prior to the crash, and was travelling north in southbound lanes, California Highway Patrol Officer Stephen Rawls said Monday. It crashed near where the 15 and 10 freeways meet. CHP officers were sent to the crash at 3:16 a.m. Saturday.
Preliminary investigation suggests the 2018 Tesla was speeding when it collided head-on with the end of a k-rail dividing southbound and northbound lanes, Rawls said. Both people inside were killed.
The driver killed in the crash was identified as Jose Elizarraraz Bravo, 24, in a San Bernardino County Coroner’s news release. Luis Elizarraraz Bravo, 29, was the passenger who died. Both were residents of Rialto.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
It was not immediately clear whether drugs, alcohol or any sort of mechanical problem were involved in the collision. It was under investigation as of Monday evening.