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21-year-old dies following crash on Lenwood Road in Barstow

BARSTOW, Calif. ( — The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office identified a young man killed in a solo-vehicle traffic accident in Barstow.

At about 1:36 am, on March 24, 2018, Brandon Mennecke, 21, of Barstow was traveling in a vehicle on Lenwood Road, just north of Tortoise Road when for reasons still unknown, he lost control and crashed into a utility pole.

Emergency crews arrived and transported Mennecke to Barstow Community Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 2:48 am, according to to county coroners website.

“Our hearts are broken he is gone. He was only 21,” stated Brandon’s mom Dalarene Weiss. A Gofundme raising money for funeral expenses was created by Chrystal Hoody. Anyone wishing to donate can do so via the following link: Laying Brandon Mennecke to rest

The Barstow Police Department is investigating the collision and haven’t released any additional information.

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