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Man killed in head-on traffic collision along Ranchero Road in Hesperia

UPDATE 3/27 — The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office identified the deceased driver as, Bengamin Garcia, age 41, resident of Hesperia.

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A violent head-on traffic collision left one person dead and two others injured.

It happened at about 12:44 am, on Saturday, March 26, 2022, along the 14100 block of Ranchero Road, in between Topaz Avenue and Tropicana Rose Avenue.

The crash involved a Nissan SUV and a Chevy pickup truck, both vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage.

(Hugo C. Valdez,

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and reported they had a total of two delayed patients and a third person trapped and requiring extrication.

Moments later, the male trapped inside of the truck was pronounced deceased. A second occupant from the truck was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.

The driver of the SUV was transported by ambulance to the Hesperia Airport and subsequently airlifted by Mercy 22 to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

(Hugo C. Valdez,

Ranchero Road was closed between Topaz Avenue and Maple Avenue in both directions while the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) processed the scene.

The official cause of the accident is under investigation by the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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