HESPERIA:(VVNG.com)- The San Bernardino Coroner’s Department has identified the woman killed in Wednesday morning’s crash as 26-year-old Jessica Martinez, a resident of Hesperia.
On June 1st at approximately 4:45 AM, Deputies were alerted to a two vehicle traffic collision on Bear Valley Road between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. When deputies arrived on scene they locate a red Ford Focus and a gold Chevy Malibu with major front end damage blocking the roadway.
Authorities say Martinez was behind the wheel of the Focus traveling eastbound on Bear Valley Road in the no. 1 lane. A male driver in the Malibu was traveling westbound on Bear Valley Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Malibu crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided head-on into the Focus.
Paramedics responded and pronounced Martinez dead at the scene. The unidentified driver of the Malibu was extricated and airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
In a Victor Valley News post, Veronica Ayon said, Jessica was a student in the VVC Respiratory Therapy program and was on her way to a clinical shift at Desert Valley Hospital when she was killed in the car accident. “Jessica was a bright and happy young woman who was on her way to becoming an amazing respiratory therapist,” said Ayon.
Jessica was the oldest of four siblings and leaves behind her 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son.
A fundraiser “Dining to Donate” is scheduled for Friday, June 10th at Applebee’s in Apple Valley. A portion of the bill will be donated to Jessica’s family.
A gofundme account has also been set up to help her two children she leaves behind. On the gofundme account entry, Jessica is described as a loving and hardworking mother. “If you can help us to support her children in any way during this nightmare, we would genuinely be grateful.” Those wishing to donate to the gofundme account can follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/27hw5dj8
The collision is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Hesperia Station, Major Accident Investigation Team. Anyone with information, or anyone who may have witnessed the collision, is asked to contact Deputy Derek Zane or Deputy Eric Getts from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1561.