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Car bursts into flames after crashing into utility pole on Hesperia Road; 1 killed

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — At least one person was killed in a fiery crash just before midnight Friday.

The single-vehicle traffic collision was reported at 11:48 pm on Hesperia Road, south of Lemon Street in Hesperia.

According to radio traffic reports, the vehicle was traveling over 100 mph before crashing into a utility pole and bursting into flames.

San Bernardino County Firefighters found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames with lines down across the roadway and the train tracks.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and located a deceased victim inside the vehicle.

A sheriff’s helicopter was requested to respond and assist with searching for any other possible victims near the scene of the crash.

The Hesperia Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to conduct the investigation.

A hard-road closure on Hesperia Road between Yucca and Lemon is expected to remain in place for several hours as Southern California Edison crews work to repair the damaged equipment.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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