YERMO, Calif. (VVNG.com) Two teenagers were injured in a car accident that claimed their parents lives on Monday, July 17, 2017.
The crash occurred on the northbound Interstate 15 Freeway just north of Minneola Road in the town of Yermo, at 6:39 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
When CHP and medical personnel arrived on scene they located an older model gold Lexus SUV on its side in the open desert and a silver Audi in the center median.
The male driver and female front passenger of the SUV, both 48-years-old of La Palma California, died of their injuries. The husband was pronounced deceased at the scene and his wife was transported to Barstow Community Hospital where she died.
Their teenage kids, a 17-year-old male, and a 15-year-old female were both transported to Barstow Community Hospital and then airlifted to various trauma centers.
The teenage boy suffered two broken legs and the female suffered from head injuries, officials said.
According to Sgt. Thomas Skinner of the California Highway Patrol, the Audi was traveling in the #1 lane and made a lane change into the #2 lane that was occupied by the SUV.
“The right front of the Audi impacted the left rear of the Lexus SUV causing it to lose control subsequently overturning off into the open desert several times. The Audi continued into the center medium where it came to rest,” Sgt. Skinner stated.
The 31-year-old female driver of the Audi and her two-year-old daughter were not injured in the crash.
All occupants of both vehicles were properly restrained with seatbelts and drugs and/or alcohol are not suspected to be a contributing factor in the accident.
The accident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol Barstow Station.
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