UPDATE: Teen dies in morning collision on I-15, CHP reports

UPDATE: Jan. 20, 945 p.m.

The Riverside County Coroner’s Office has identified the 15-year-old girl who was killed in an accident early Friday, Jan. 20.

Arielle Healy was ejected from the Ford F-450 she was a passenger in after the driver, Nicole Healy Rachel,  40, lost control of the Ford F-450 she was driving Southbound on Interstate 15, according to a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol.

Healy was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.



A teenager was killed this morning when she was ejected from the vehicle she was a passenger in during a rollover collision, according to a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol.

 The fatal, single vehicle collision occurred at about 8 a.m. when the driver of a 2007 Ford F-450 lost control while driving southbound on Interstate 15.

According to the press release, the pickup “began to fishtail” in the No. 3 lane, crossing into the No. 4 lane and toward the right shoulder. The F-450 began to travel up the dirt embankment and rolled “three to four times,” eventually coming to rest, facing in an easterly direction on the dirt shoulder of the roadway.

The unidentified, 15-year-old girl, who was seated in the middle rear of the pickup truck, was partially ejected due to her not wearing a seat belt,” the release reported.

The driver, identified as Nicole Healy Rachel, 40, of Twenty Nine Palms, suffered moderate injuries in the wreck and was transported to Inland Valley Hospital.

Three other passengers, a 14-year-old girl with major injuries, a 13-year-old girl with moderate injuries and a 17-year-old boy with minor injuries were also transported to Inland Valley Hospital for treatment following the wreck.

According to the CHP report, neither the 17-year-old boy nor the 15-year-old who died in the accident were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The CHP would like to remind motorists to always wear their seatbelts and slow speeds during inclement weather.

“Motorists should always slow their speeds during inclement weather, leave a safe distance between them and the vehicle in front of them and always wear their seatbelts,” CHP Public Information Officer Mike Lassig said.

CHP Temecula office is investigating the crash.


4 Responses to "UPDATE: Teen dies in morning collision on I-15, CHP reports"

  1. Linda McDonald   January 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    OMG what kind of adult would allow children to ride in a vehicle they are driving without wearing seat belts? It didnt state specifically, but by the age difference and names I’m assuming the girl who died was the daughter of the adult driving, who lived. So sad on so many levels.

    • Harry Choi   January 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

      It’s not very considerate to rub in a whole load of salt it this terrible wound during this horrible time, don’t you think?The CHP already reminded in the article motorists to always wear their seatbelts and slow speeds during inclement weather.

    • Nicole   May 5, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Linda McDonald. You are right to assume that Arielle was the daughter of the driver. My 15 year old daughter did not put on her seatbelt after we left a gas station in Temecula. I have reminded my daughter’s and their friends hundreds of times to put their seatbelts on. This time I did not turn around and say “seatbelts”. I will FOREVER REGRET that. This is NOT the usual practice in my car. I have always been the parent that was afraid for my girls run to fast, climb to high, go out to late. I have, many times, been accused of being over protective. I truly and honestly hope nothing like this ever happens for you.
      That would be the ONLY time that you would be able to understand what type of adult allowed an accident to kill her own daughter.

  2. Christopher   January 23, 2017 at 10:13 am

    This brings back memories of an accident that took the life of a beautiful young child named Chloe five years ago. Instead of showing an ugly side when the family most needed a hug, I stepped forward and helped her dad anonymously. Times like this separate the true Christians from the actors. 1005


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