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Mom Ejected and Daughter, 5, Injured Driving Back From Graduation; Both Airlifted

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A woman was ejected and seriously injured. Her daughter was also injured in the rollover crash. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

PHELAN, Calif. (VVNG.com) A mother and daughter were both airlifted after sustaining major injuries in a rollover crash while driving back from the young girl’s graduation.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the female driver was ejected from a white Ford Explorer and sustained life-threatening injuries and her 5-year-old daughter was also injured, causing both to be airlifted.

The incident was reported at approximately 10:39 a.m. on June 2, 2017, near the intersection of Sheep Creek Road and Rancho Road in Phelan.

The two critically injured occupants of the Ford Explorer were transported by ground ambulance to Serrano High School and then airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

A friend of the ejected driver arrived on scene and spoke with Victor Valley News.

“Her tire was flat and I let her borrow my car to take her daughter to her graduation this morning,” stated Austin Hobald.

He told Victor Valley News the young girl was graduating from kindergarten at Phelan Elementary School. He also stated the young girl’s dad recently died in the officer involved shooting that occurred at Walmart in Hesperia on May 31, 2017.

The other involved vehicle, a gray Jeep Renegade, sustained damage to the driver side of the SUV. The two occupants in the Jeep were not injured.

According to a CHP officer Matt Hunt, the white Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on Sheep Creek just south of Rancho Road.

“For reasons still under investigation, (The driver of the Explorer) allowed the vehicle to cross over the double yellow line and strike a Jeep Renegade. After impact with the Renegade, the driver made an unsafe turning movement, lost control and overturned,” Officer Hunt stated.

“The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected and sustained major injuries. Additionally, the five-year-old passenger was not in a child safety seat and also sustained moderate injuries,” Hunt stated.

Alcohol may have been a factor in this collision and is still being investigated, CHP Officer Matt Hunt stated.

Sheep Creek Road at Rancho Road is currently closed for an unknown duration while the California Highway Patrol Investigate.

A woman was ejected and seriously injured. Her daughter was also injured in the rollover crash. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

A woman was ejected and seriously injured. Her daughter was also injured in the rollover crash. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
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ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police said no foul play was suspected after a man was found dead at the High Desert Inn.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 1:02 a.m., deputies responded to High Desert Inn, located at 14320 Main Street, in reference to a medical aid call.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said A 59-year-old male was found unresponsive at the incident location. “Deputies did not discover any signs of foul play,” stated Reynolds.

The spokeswoman said the investigation is being handled by the Coroner’s Division and had no other information available for release.

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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