Father and Son Dead after Big-Rig Collision near Black Rock Road

ST. GEORGE, AZ (January 11, 2022) – Wednesday night, 12-year-old Jacob Schott and his father were killed in a crash on Interstate 15.

Firefighters responded to the scene around 10:00 p.m., on the highway just north of Black Rock Road. The crash involved a black Ford Mustang and a semi tractor-trailer.

According to reports, the Mustang driver and his two children were heading south on the interstate. Meanwhile, the big-rig was traveling at about 5-10 miles per hour when it entered the lanes after being parked on the right shoulder of I-15.

As the Mustang driver was speeding on the highway, the two collided eventually trapping the Mustang underneath the semi-truck.

In addition, officers say the semi-truck driver entered the lanes without its trailer lights on.

Fire crews worked for about half an hour opening the top of the Mustang to release the trapped victims.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced the driver of the Mustang and his 12-year-old son dead at the scene.

Additionally, the boy’s 11-year-old sister, Nayeli Schott riding in the backseat acquired non-life threatening injuries. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital for further treatment.

At this time, an active investigation is still underway. Once available, further details will be provided.

The team at Sweet James offers their sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Jacob Schott and his father. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

Losing a loved one in a semi-truck accident is always traumatic and affects all aspects of life of those left behind. At Sweet James, they understand what you and your family are going through and are here to help. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. They have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury, and wrongful death. Contact their offices by calling (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, they are also available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through email, text message, and online chat. To request a police report, click here.

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