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Mother and daughter killed in Highway 138 crash in Phelan identified

PHELAN, Calif. ( The San Bernardino Coroners office identified a mother and her 17-year-old daughter tragically killed in a traffic collision on State Route 138 on Wednesday afternoon.

Reina Madrid, 53, and Gisseth Madrid, residents of Phelan, died after their Dodge Ram 3500 van drifted into oncoming traffic, struck the side of a Freightliner tractor-trailer and rolled multiple times, officials said.

It happened at 2:00 p.m., November 1, on Highway 138, approximately 6 miles west of the I-15, near Rockview Road.

Emergency crews arrived and pronounced Reina and Gisseth dead at the scene. A third passenger, also a relative in the van at the time sustained minor injuries.

According to Samuel Madrid, his family had recently moved to Phelan several months ago. On the day of the tragic crash, his mom and cousin had finished working and picked up Gisseth from Fontana High School, where she attended.

Samuel said his sister Gisseth had just learned she was accepted into a College University and was planning on giving the family the news when she got home.

The family has started a Gofundme account to raise money for funeral expenses. Anyone wishing to help can use the following link: Funeral for Reina & Giseth Madrid

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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