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19-year-old Apple Valley woman ejected in crash



APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( A 19-year-old Apple Valley woman was critically injured after she was ejected from her vehicle following a crash.

It happened at 1:20 pm., on Friday, near the intersection of Deep Creek Road, north of Ocotillo Way in Apple Valley.

Officials said a 2003 Jeep Liberty was traveling northbound on Deep Creek Road, approaching the rear of a vehicle stopped, waiting to make a left turn into their driveway.

“The driver of the Jeep Liberty attempted to pass that stopped vehicle on the right utilizing the east dirt shoulder. The driver lost control of her vehicle on the dirt shoulder, which caused the Jeep overturn multiple times,” stated a California Highway Patrol news release.

While the Jeep was overturning, the driver was not wearing her seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver suffered major injuries and was transported by CHP Helicopter H-80 to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a factor in this collision.

This investigation will be handled to its conclusion by Officer R. Chester, #19197, of the Victorville CHP office. Anyone with further information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Victorville CHP at (760) 241-1186.