Apple Valley Man Dies After Head-on Crash Wednesday Night

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( A 58-year-old Apple Valley man involved in a head-on traffic collision Wednesday night succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.

On May 10, 2017, at about 8:20 p.m., a gray Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 20-year-old female resident of Adelanto who was traveling eastbound on Bear Valley Road near Algonquin Road.

According to a Sheriff’s press release, the female driver attempted to make a left turn to travel north on Algonquin Road when she struck a 2000 Gold Kia Sephia head-on driven by Matthew Marshall.

The impact caused both vehicles to sustain major damage leaving Marshall trapped inside his car.

Deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station responded as well as personnel from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District and American Medical Response.

Upon arrival, Marshall was found trapped inside his vehicle suffering from major injuries. Marshall was extricated from his vehicle and transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The female driver and her three passengers were transported to local area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Bear Valley Road was closed between Mohawk and Navajo Roads for several hours while traffic collision investigators from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) conducted the investigation.

The cause of the collision is currently under investigation. If you have any information regarding this collision, you are urged to contact Deputy Cashion at (760) 240-7400. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous is urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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