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Man airlifted, woman injured after head-on crash in Hesperia Tuesday night

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A  man with serious injuries was airlifted following a head-on crash in Hesperia Tuesday night on Caliente Road, just south of Ranchero Road.

The crash was reported at about 8:00 p.m. and involved a black Mercedes-Benz and a Kia sedan, both of which sustained major front-end damage as a result of the collision.

First responders requested the use of the San Bernardino County’s Fire helicopter (H325) to transport the male driver of the silver sedan to an out-of-area trauma center. The female driver of the Mercedes was transported to a local hospital with less severe injuries.

During the course of the investigation, Hesperia Sheriff’s Deputies located an opened bottle of liquor and a handgun inside a backpack that was in the silver sedan.

Deputies at the scene declined to provide comment on whether drugs or alcohol were suspected of being a contributing factor in the crash.

“There’s no information I can provide at this time, there will be a press release issued tomorrow, on this incident” stated a Hesperia Sheriff’s Deputy.

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