7-Year-old Killed in Accident Identified

HESPERIA: According to a press release, On March 6, 2014 at about 8:30 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision on Peach Avenue and Sycamore Street in Hesperia.

[googlemap src=”” align=”alignright” ]Upon arrival deputies found a female juvenile pedestrian and a 2002 Chevrolet Impala had been involved in the collision which occurred in the northbound lanes of Peach Avenue at the intersection of Sycamore Street.

Investigators determined that the Impala, which was being driven by an adult female Hesperia resident, was traveling northbound on Peach Avenue Taylor Chriswell, a 7 year-old female resident of Hesperia was attempting to cross Peach Avenue.  The driver of the Impala was unable to avoid the juvenile, she was struck in the northbound lane of traffic.  The victim went down in the roadway as the driver of the Impala came to a stop. The juvenile victim suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. The female driver of the Impala did not receive any injuries during the collision.

Deputies from the Hesperia Station’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are conducting the investigation and the name of the parties involved are being withheld at this time.

MAIT investigators believe the juvenile was on her way to her school bus stop at the time of the collision,  and several other juveniles who were in the area and may have witnessed the collision.  MAIT investigators are working with School Police officials to locate any student witnesses who may have been in the area at the time.

The investigation is ongoing, Peach Avenue was closed in both directions between Sycamore and Alder while MAIT investigators conducted their investigation.  At this time, alcohol and speed of the vehicle do not appear to be a factor.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy Kevin McCurdy from the Hesperia Station.

source: SBC Sheriff’s news release

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