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Update: 2 airlifted after early morning crash on highway 18 in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( A 19-year-old from Fontana and his passenger were airlifted to trauma centers after they were critically injured in an early morning crash.

The crash involving a 2010 Chrysler Sebring and a 2016 Nissan Versa happened at 6:42 a.m. in the intersection of Highway 18 and Milpas Road in Apple Valley.

According to officials, the Versa was traveling northbound on Milpas approaching SR-18 and the Chrysler was eastbound on SR-18 traveling at the ‘posted speed limit’.

“The driver of the Nissan Versa made a left turn onto SR-18, directly into the path of the Chrysler Sebring,” CHP officials said in a news release.

The front of the Chrysler Sebring collided with the left side of the Nissan Versa, causing major injuries to driver, and the right front passenger of the Nissan Versa.

Both occupants were extricated from the vehicle by firefighters using the jaws of life. Both were airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. There condition remains unknown at this time.

The 33-year-old male driver and right front passenger of the Chrysler Sebring received minor injuries and were not transported to a medical facility.

Alcohol or drugs is not believed to be a factor in this collision.

This investigation will be handled to its conclusion by Victorville CHP Officer B. Diaz, #19176, of the Victorville CHP office. Anyone with any information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Victorville CHP at (760) 241-1186.

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