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1 killed, 2 airlifted after crash on National Trails Highway in Oro Grande

UPDATE: — On Friday, February 11, 2022, at 5:40 PM, a collision was reported on National Trails Highway, .2 miles south of Markham Road, Oro Grande.  A

southbound Ford Escape, occupied by three persons, traveling southbound, crossed over the double-yellow line, and collided head-on with a northbound Ford F-150 pick-up truck, with one occupant. 

The right-front passenger in the Ford Escape, Nickayla Justine Abarca, a 17-year-old resident of Hesperia, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:57 PM.  The collision was under investigation by California Highway Patrol.

—original article—

ORO GRANDE, Calif. ( — One person was killed and two others were airlifted after a head-on traffic collision in Oro Grande.

It happened on February 11, 2022, at about 5:41 pm, on National Trails Highway near Markham Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the vehicles involved in the head-on collision were described as a white Ford F-150 and a gray sedan. Per the logs, one vehicle went into the embankment and the other was described as a ball of metal.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to the scene and reported one person was deceased at the scene and extrication would be required for other occupants trapped in the vehicle.

Fire crews requested two medical helicopters to respond and land near the site of the accident.

One person was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and the other to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The coroner was advised of the accident and requested to respond.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

fatal crash on national trails highway in oro grande
(Photo by Drew Rodriguez, for Victor Valley News)

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