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CHP: Alcohol a factor in rollover crash that killed Lucerne Valley man

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Alcohol was determined to be a factor in a rollover crash that claimed the life of a 67-year-old Lucerne Valley man, officials said.

On March 11, 2018, at 8:43 pm, Officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a traffic collision on Rabbit Springs Road, east of State Route 18 in Lucerne Valley.

Officers arrived and located a 2016 Jeep Wrangler with a male occupant who was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name will be released after the next-of-kin is notified.

According to a CHP news release, the investigation revealed the driver of the Jeep was traveling eastbound on Rabbit Springs Road, at an undetermined speed, approaching a curve in the roadway.

For reasons still under investigation, the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, traversing across the south dirt shoulder, before colliding with a raised dirt berm. After colliding with the raised dirt berm, the Jeep overturned multiple times, causing fatal injuries to the driver.

“Preliminary investigation determines alcohol to be a factor in this collision,” stated the release.

This investigation will be handled to its conclusion by the Victorville Area CHP. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Victorville Area CHP office at (760) 241-1186.

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