Father of 5 struck, killed while changing tire on 15 Freeway in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- A father of five was struck and killed by a car while changing a tire along the 15 Freeway in Apple Valley on Tuesday.

The California Highway Patrol said 40-year-old Jason Hadley of Apple Valley had pulled over on the shoulder of the southbound 15 Freeway just one mile south of Dale Evans Parkway at about 6:10 a.m.

While Jason Hadley was fixing a flat tire, the CHP said the driver of a vehicle veered to the right shoulder and struck him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's heartbroken wife and family tried to make sense of the tragic crash.

"He pulled all the way over. I don't understand how you could swerve that far to cause that much, I mean to take so much from somebody," Elizabeth Hadley, Jason Hadley's wife said.

Authorities said drugs and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Jason Hadley worked two jobs to support his children, who ranged in age from 5 to 17.

A GoFundMe page was created to help raise funds for Jason Hadley's family. If you'd like to learn how to help, click here.
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