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POLICE: Alcohol and speed blamed in rollover crash on Christmas Eve

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) – Unsafe speed and alcohol are both suspected to be a factor in a collision that left three people critically injured Christmas Eve, officials said.

At about 10:00 pm, deputies from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department were dispatched to an unknown injury, roll over traffic collision that occurred in the area of Mariposa Road, south of Main Street in the City of Hesperia.

Upon arrival, emergency crews located a white 2006 Ford pick-up truck on its side with three occupants trapped inside. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle and  were able to extricate an adult male driver, adult male passenger and an adult female passenger, all suffering from major injuries.

All three occupants were taken to hospitals for further treatment of life threatening injuries. Officials have not provided any updates on their conditions as of Tuesday afternoon.

According to a Sheriff’s news release, “based on physical evidence found at the scene it was determined that the Ford truck had been traveling north on Mariposa Road, south of Main Street, at an unknown speed when the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway. The driver was unable to gain control of the vehicle after it left the roadway, at which time the vehicle went through the barrier fencing which separates the north bound lanes of I-15 and Mariposa Road. The vehicle overturned in the flood control culvert and continued back through the barrier fencing toward Mariposa. The impact caused the entire roof of the vehicle to collapse, trapping all three occupants in the vehicle.”

The crash shutdown Mariposa Road and one lane of the northbound I-15 for about 4 hours while investigators processed the scene and repairs were made to the barrier fencing by Caltrans.

“Unsafe speed and alcohol are both suspected to be a factor in the collision at this time and the investigation is ongoing,” sheriff’s officials confirmed in a news release.

The Hesperia Station Traffic Division is conducting the investigation and anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact 760-947-1500 and reference case # 191710184.

Three people were extricated from a pickup truck after a rollover crash Christmas Eve. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
Three people were extricated from a pickup truck after a rollover crash Christmas Eve. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

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