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Family raises money for teens after both parents died in 15 Freeway crash

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Jeff and Glendale Gance (Center) died as a result of a crash Monday morning on the 15 Freeway. Michael (left) Lauren (right) (Photo: Go Fund Me)

NEWBERRY SPRINGS, Calif. (VVNG.com) A fundraising campaign has raised more than $14,000 to support three children from La Palma after losing both of their parents in a tragic car accident.

Family set up the page after Jeff “Otto” Gance and his wife Glendale Magpantay Gance, both 48 and from La Palma, died in a crash on the northbound Interstate 15 Freeway, north of Minneola Road near Yermo, on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 6:39 a.m.

According to Sgt. Thomas Skinner of the California Highway Patrol, an Audi was traveling in the #1 lane and made a lane change into the #2 lane, which was occupied by the gold Lexus SUV driven by Jeff Gance.

Mr. Gance was partially ejected as his vehicle rolled several times and was pronounced deceased on scene. Mrs. Gance was transported to a Barstow Community Hospital where she died shortly after.

Their two teenage kids, Michael 17, and Lauren 15 were backseat passengers in the SUV. Both teens were airlifted to trauma centers. All passengers were wearing seatbelts, officials said.

Lauren has since been released from the hospital, but her brother Michael remains hospitalized after suffering two broken legs amongst other injuries.

The family hopes to raise enough money for the couple’s three children, Michael, Lauren, and Jeff, 25.

“Our hearts are so heavy in the Gance family. As we try to process this, please consider donating to the kids as they deal with medical expenses, funeral costs and living expenses,” family member Julie Gance wrote on the Go Fund Me page.

“RIP my dear cousins. I love you Jeff & Glendale. We all are surrounding Michael and Lauren with the love, prayers, and support that they need now and every day after this tragedy. We are praying Michael will recover from his extensive injuries, please wrap your arms around him and Lauren. Jeff Jr. is there with them, staying strong even if he is broken himself. This is surreal still, you will be so missed,” Kristi Mcnally-Naso stated in a heartbreaking comment on VVNG.com.

For those wishing to help the family in their time of need, donations can be made via the Go Fund Me account here– https://www.gofundme.com/hopeful-healing

Michael, 17, and Lauren 15, were photographed by their mother, Glendale, on Michael's graduation day, June 1st. Glendale stated how proud she was of her children. (Facebook)

Michael, 17, and Lauren 15, were photographed by their mother, Glendale, on Michael’s graduation day, June 1st. Glendale stated how proud she was of her children. (Facebook)

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Motorcycle crash shuts down 15 Freeway in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle crash briefly shut down the 15 freeway Saturday afternoon in Hesperia.

The crash was reported at 6:10 p.m., August 8th, 2020, on the northbound 15 Freeway between Oak Hill Road and Ranchero Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a motorcycle rider was struck by a vehicle.

The impact sent the bike into the right hand shoulder of northbound 15 freeway and the rider into the center divider.

CHP logs reported that at least 8 motorcycles pulled into the center divider while 15-20 motorcycle riders stopped in lanes of traffic after the crash.

Northbound and southbound traffic of the 15 freeway was briefly stopped while a helicopter landed on scene.

The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in critical condition.

There were no other injuries reported. The freeway was reopened at 6:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. This is a developing story with no further details currently available.

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Man arrested for the murder of his 30-year-old son in Victorville

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Deputies responded to a shooting in the 16700 block of Yucca Ave. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 49-year-old Victorville man was arrested for the murder of his son, officials said.

At about 10:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020, deputies responded to the 16700 block Yucca Avenue regarding to 911 calls of gunshots heard near an apartment complex, officials said.

Deputies from the Victorville Police Department arrived and detained a male, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Sr., outside of the complex.

Deputies quickly located an unresponsive male victim, outside of the apartment, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Jr., was pronounced deceased at the scene, officials said.

Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation and determined there was an altercation between Clyde Jr. and his father, Clyde Sr.

“At some point during the altercation, Clyde Sr. shot and killed his son outside of the apartment,” stated sheriff’s officials.

Clyde Buschbaum Sr. was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for murder.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michelle Del Rio, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com

Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)
Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

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Helicopter lands on Amethyst Road for woman involved in crash

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(Photo by Aidan Glauz)

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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