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Adelanto Mother Killed in Crash Along with 3 Kids ID’d



The Major Accident Investigation Team photographs the scene of a crash where four four people died Friday night. (Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office has identified the female driver of the Toyota that claimed her life and three children.

On Friday, April 28th, at 8:11 PM, Mercedez Montee Breda, a 33-year-old resident of Adelanto, was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla westbound in the #2 lane on Air Expressway, west of Phantom West, in Victorville.

For unknown reasons, the Toyota sideswiped another sedan traveling westbound and then lost control and collided head-on with a 2003 Ford Explorer that was traveling eastbound.

(Facebook: Mercedez Breda)

Paramedics responded and pronounced Breda and two children, (a female about 12 years of age and a male about 3 years of age) dead at the scene. A third child, (a male about 7 years of age) was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 8:58 PM, authorities said.

A fourth female child was transported to a trauma center with major injuries. Her condition has not been updated as of Saturday afternoon.

Earlier reports indicated two adults and two children were killed when the 12-year-old passenger was initially believed to be an adult prior to being extricated from the vehicle.

When identities of the children are verified, their names will be released.

The driver of the Ford was taken to a hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the collision.

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