HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) Family and friends have identified the woman killed on the 15 Freeway Wednesday as Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez, a 53-year-old Hesperia resident.
On October 4th, 2017 at around 8:19 p.m., Rodriguez was driving in her Toyota Sienna Van on the southbound Interstate 15 Freeway in the slow lane when she was rear-ended by a Victorville driver.
The impact caused the Rodriguez to lose control of the van, subsequently rolling the vehicle several times causing Rodriguez to be ejected. She died as a result of the crash at Desert Valley Hospital a short time later.
CHP reports indicated that the 24-year-old male driver of Victorville “became inattentive to the roadway by looking to the east,” CHP reports stated. Therefore the crash was due to his “inattention, and his unsafe speed for the slower traffic ahead of him. His speeds were estimated at approximately 75 miles per hour.
Rodriguez is survived by her husband and four children. Rodriguez is remembered by her friends and family as a person who was loving and always happy.
“If you had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Rodriguez, or interacting with her, you would know that she was selfless, caring, kind and lit up any room with her smile, laughter, and charm. She was a woman with a great amount of love, faith, and happiness within her,” stated Isabel Sanchez, a family friend.
A Go Fund Me account was set up by a family friend to assist in donations to help the family through this tough time. If you would like to donate, you can do so here.
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**Correction** Guadalupe Rodriguez was a resident of Hesperia.