HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in a head-on collision late Friday night that left a 40-year-old Hesperia man dead.
Police said the crash involving a 2003 Honda Accord and a 2016 Kia Forte happened at 11:57 p.m. near the intersection of Amargosa Road and Key Pointe Avenue in Hesperia.
“Deputies arrived on scene and found Brandon Bachelier had been ejected from his 2003 Honda Accord as a result of the collision,” stated a sheriff’s news release.
Despite life-saving measures, Bachelier was pronounced deceased at the scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department Paramedics.
The 20-year-old female driver of the Kia remained at the scene of the collision.
Sheriff’s officials said the Honda was traveling northbound on Amargosa Road when it traveled into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with the Kia.
“As a result of the collision, the driver side door of the Honda was sheared off and due to Bachelier not wearing his seat belt, Bachelier had been ejected from his vehicle,” stated the release.
The Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
Officials said that at this time, it appears alcohol may have been a factor in the collision and are asking for any witnesses to contact police at 760-947-1500.