By Anthony Saude
Corona – An accident on the north bound 15 freeway in Corona claimed the life of a young man from Corona California on New Year’s Day. Brett Mckinney was only 22 years old when he was pronounced dead at the scene just south of the Dos Lagos Drive exit.
According to CHP reports Mckinney was traveling in the back seat of a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta that was headed north when he opened the right side rear door and fell out onto the freeway. The CHP news release stated that the reason he opened the door is still unclear and for obvious reasons still under investigation.
Mckinney fell out of the car at around 2:20 am on January 1, and onto the 15 freeway. That was when a large 3 axel truck without a trailer attached happened to be passing by, ran Mckinney over and he was killed. The CHP news release sid that it is still unclear if the driver of the truck realized if he had run over Mckinney or anything at all for that matter.
The CHP asks anyone with information on the incident to call 951-637-8000.
When the CHP was contacted for further information on January 5, they said that “there isn’t any new information about the incident available at this time, the investigation is ongoing”.