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Couple engaged to be married killed in crash Friday

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Nicolett Elaine Conley, age 31, and her fiance, Mathew Thomas Woodall, age 33, both died in a crash two months before their wedding date. (Amazon Gift Registry.)

KRAMER JUNCTION, Calif. (VVNG.com) Nicolett Elaine Conley, 31, and her fiance, Mathew Thomas Woodall, 33, both died in a crash on State Route 58 on Friday.

The accident occurred on July 7, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. just west of Highway 395.

According to authorities, the silver Toyota Camry the couple was in was rear-ended by a big rig which forced the car into a pickup truck.

“A Kenworth tractor-trailer combination vehicle was traveling eastbound on SR 58 just west of Kramer Junction. As eastbound traffic began to slow, the Kenworth collided into the rear of a Toyota Camry,” CHP Officer Adam Carmichall stated.

The Bakersfield couple were backseat passengers in the Camry and were pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel.

The driver and front passenger of the Camry were transported to various hospitals. The extent of their injuries was not known Saturday morning.

No one from the semi or pickup truck required transportation.

The couple killed had their wedding day set for July 27, 2017, a family member confirmed.

The crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

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As eastbound traffic began to slow, the Kenworth collided into the rear of a Toyota Camry,” CHP Officer Adam Carmichall stated. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

As eastbound traffic began to slow, the Kenworth collided into the rear of a Toyota Camry,” CHP Officer Adam Carmichall stated. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

The couple were passengers in the backseat of the Camry was that was rear-ended by a semi truck. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

The couple was passengers in the backseat of the Camry was that was rear-ended by a semi truck. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

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Helicopter lands on Amethyst Road for woman involved in crash

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A woman was airlifted with critical injuries following a crash late Friday night.

At 11:30 p.m., the Victorville Fire Department, deputies from the Victorville Police Department, and two American Medical Response (AMR) ambulances were dispatched to the intersection of Amethyst and La Mesa Roads for reports of a head-on crash.

– Photo Credit: Travis Dixon.

Upon arrival, firefighters located two vehicles with major damage; a gray 2018 Toyota Camry and a dark-colored sedan with a woman still trapped inside.

Firefighters extricated the woman from the vehicle and requested a helicopter to land near the scene to transport her to a trauma center.

The Camry sustained major front-end damage. – Photo credit: Travis Dixon.

The driver of the Camry, Jaalen “Jay” Thompson, told Victor Valley News that he was traveling westbound on La Mesa Road on a green light when he was struck by the dark sedan that was traveling southbound on Amethyst Road.

Although Thompson did not sustain major injuries, his girlfriend who is pregnant was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

“The dark colored sedan ran the red light and smacked my car,” Thompson stated, “She was also pregnant.”

The intersection was closed while authorities investigated the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. – Photo Credit: Julio Solano.

As of 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the intersection was reopened.

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State and San Bernardino County OK resumption of youth sports – with restrictions

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The State Department of Public Health has issued long-anticipated guidance allowing youth sports and physical education – including school-based, club, and recreational programs – to resume, as long as they are limited to groups of participants who regularly gather, such as a class or organized team, and only when physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained.

Activities should take place outside to the maximum extent possible.

Sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact or that would promote congregating, such as tournaments and competitions, are not yet permitted either indoors or outdoors.

“This is an opportunity for young people to stay healthy, stay in shape, and be ready when the State allows team and other group activities to resume,” said San Bernardino County Public Health Director Corwin Porter. The County Health Officer has approved implementation of the guidance within San Bernardino County.

(San Bernardino County Health news release)

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18-year-old U.S. Army Reservist Stationed at Ft. Irwin arrested on child porn charges

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An 18-year-old reserve with the United States Army National Guard stationed at Fort Irwin was arrested for possession of child pornography Wednesday, officials said.

Detectives from multiple agencies conducted a joint investigation involving the suspect, Neal McCoy, a resident of Fridley, Minnesota, and subsequently arrested him on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

McCoy was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for PC 311.11(A) Possession of Child Pornography with a bail set at $100,000. McCoy is scheduled for arraignment on August 7th.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division Crimes Against Children Detail (CAC), Barstow Sheriff’s Station, and the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) worked together in their investigation.

In January 2020, VVNG reported on similar arrests after Steven Berg, 38, was arrested by investigators who determined that child pornography was distributed from a home within the base at Fort Irwin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brian Arias of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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