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Hesperia man dies from injuries suffered in crash on Highway 395

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A 43-year-old man involved in a crash on US Highway 395 died from his injuries while at the hospital, officials said.

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased man as Amadi David Arnold, of Hesperia.

The two-vehicle crash involving a white 2011 Toyota Camry and a black 2007 Scion happened on Highway 395, just north of Poplar Street on August 16, 2018, at about 7:00 pm.

Hesperia deputies and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the scene and located the driver of the Scion, later identified as Amadi suffering from major injuries and rushed him to Desert Valley Hospital via AMR ambulance. Despite life-saving measures, Amadi was pronounced deceased at 7:42 pm, according to the coroner’s office.

The driver of the Camry, also an adult male, had major injuries from the collision and was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment. He is expected to recover.

The Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to conduct the investigation.

“Investigators believe that for reasons still under investigation, the Scion was northbound on US Highway 395 when the driver left the roadway onto the right shoulder where he lost control. The vehicle re-entered the roadway, crossing over the double yellow line and directly into the path of the Camry which was southbound,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

The collision blocked all lanes of US Highway 395 which was closed in both directions from Main Street to Joshua until about 11:00 PM while investigators processed the scene for evidence and removed the debris.

The collision investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Eric Getts or Sergeant Doug Hubbard from the Hesperia Station at (760)947-1500.

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