San Bernardino County sheriff's detective killed, deputy hurt in Needles crash - DailyBulletin.com
NEEDLES -- A San Berndardino County Sheriff's detective was killed and a deputy seriously injured early Saturday morning when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a tractor trailer that rolled in front of them, California Highway Patrol and sheriff's officials said.
Martin Landaeta, a 14-year-veteran with the department, died after he crashed into the disabled tractor trailer on eastbound I-40 near J Street, according to the CHP website.
Landaeta was traveling with his wife and a sheriff's deputy to Laughlin, Nev., for River Days when the crash took place.
The deputy, who has not been identfied, suffered a serious injury. Landaeta's wife was not seriously injured.
The condition of the passengers in the tractor trailer was not immediately known. CHP officials are investigating the crash.