Las Vegas female, 65, dies in rollover crash near Baker

Friday, June 26, 2015|4:45 p.m.

. A 65-year-old Las Vegas woman died in a rollover crash Wednesday night on Interstate 15 near Baker, Calif., according to the San Bernardino County Constable’s Department.

Chung Yu Shen was the right-front traveler in a 1999 Ford Explorer headed north on I-15 when the tread of the automobile’s right rear tire separated from the tire’s body, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 69-year-old Las Vegas man driving the SUV lost control near Afton Canyon Roadway about 5:50 p.m., and the Ford headed into the center average, rolling over numerous times, the highway patrol said.

Shen was pronounced dead on scene, and the driver, who suffered significant injuries, was required to a regional hospital by helicopter, according to the highway patrol and the coroner’s department of the constable’s office.

Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the event, the highway patrol said.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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