I-40 crash leaves 4 dead, 5 injured

ESSEX – (INT) – A late Sunday crash on Interstate 40 in the middle of the Mojave Desert claimed the lives of at least four people.

A vehicle with nine occupants overturned between Essex and Goffs west of Needles.

Several passengers were ejected.

Five survivors were taken by helicopter and ambulances to the closest hospitals. Three were said to have major injuries.

A special California Highway Patrol MAIT team will investigate the cause of the accident. (INT)