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1 child, 2 adults airlifted after head-on crash on National Trails Highway

HELENDALE, Calif. ( — One juvenile and two adults were airlifted to trauma centers following a head-on traffic collision in Oro Grande Thursday morning.

It happened at about 8:20 am, in the 20800 block of National Trails Highway, near Robinson Ranch Road.

First responders arrived and located a white Ford Escape and a red Hyundai Sonata SUV with major damage and parties trapped.

Firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and extricated two adult patients, a 37-year-old man in a red 2017 Hyundai Sonata and a 39-year-old woman in a white 2001 Ford Escape, both residents of Helendale.

A 7-year-old girl in the Escape was helped from the vehicle and transported by ground ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center and later flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

San Bernardino County Fire Batallion Chief Kenny Halseth, said two airships landed at the scene and transported both adult patients classified as ‘immediate’ to trauma centers down the hill.

“There was a dead dog in one of the vehicles,” said Halseth.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Mumford, the Ford was traveling north and the Hyundai was traveling in the opposite direction.

“For reasons still under investigation both vehicles collided head-on in the northbound lane,” stated Mumford.

Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in this collision and all occupants were properly restrained, officials said.

The official cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Victorville CHP station.

CHP Officers are asking anyone who might have witnessed the crash to contact the Victorville office at (760)241-1186.

**Correction** A previous update indicated the Ford was traveling southbound. However, after speaking with witnesses CHP officials determined the Ford was traveling north. 

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