Victorville — On Sept 17, 2013 at 8:16 P.M., Alyssa Florez, 18, and Michael Maldonado, 23, of Victorville, were both struck by a red Honda Accord driven by 63-year-old Robert Gay of Hesperia.
Gay was traveling east on Palmdale Road when for unknown reasons his vehicle struck the couple.
Several good samaritans stopped at the scene and immediately began rendering CPR until first responders arrived.
Upon arrival, emergency personal continued CPR and other tactics in an effort to save the young females life at the scene before transporting her to Victor Valley Global Medical Center (formally known as Victor Valley Community Hospital), where she was pronounced dead of her injuries at 9:22 PM. Florez leaves behind a 9-month old baby.
The second patient Michael Maldonado was transported by Mercy Air helicopter to a trauma center
With injuries unknown at this time.
The driver immediately stopped and waited for Sheriffs to arrive on scene. The driver was not cited or arrested.
“Alyssa was a funny outgoing girl who loved to have fun but was also shy. Words can’t describe what she meant to me,” Stated her grieving cousin Isaac Laguna, “We grew up to together, went to Silverado High School together, she was the most kind and sweetest person you could ever meet.” stated Laguna.
The Victorville Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the crash.
Detectives are asking anyone with information pertaining to this incident to contact Deputy Troy Mooradian: 760-955-3128.