APPLE VALLEY-(VVNG.com): A 14-year-old Freshman from Apple Valley High School sustained major life-threatening injuries just before 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning when he was struck by an eastbound traveling SUV as he crossed in southbound across Bear Valley Road near Apple Valley High School.
At this time, preliminary information indicates that the SUV driven by 61-year-old Luis Orlando Contreras did have a green light at the time of the collision. The juvenile is believed to have been crossing Bear Valley Road against the red light directly into the path of the green Ford Explorer.
The Hispanic male juvenile was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he was then airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s M.A.I.T. (Major Accident Investigation Team) arrived on scene to conduct an investigation. Eastbound Bear Valley Lanes will remain closed for several hours for the investigation. The road was reopened just before 12:00 p.m.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Jason Grantham at 760-240-7400.