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One Dead and One Injured in Off-Road Collision



One man dead after off-road accident.

NEWBERRY SPRINGS-(  A 42-year-old man died as a result of an off-road collision on Sunday, CHP officials said. On April 3rd at around 11:45 a.m. the Barstow Dispatch Center received a 911 call of the collision involving a 2016 Polaris Razor Utility Vehicle occupied by two adults.

Upon arrival, CHP officers were able to determine that the male driver was traveling with a 40-year-old female passenger eastbound on Ord Mountain Road, approaching Troy Road in the unincorporated area of Newberry Springs.

The driver came to a rise in the roadway causing the vehicle to go airborne and impacted the far (east) side of a dirt ravine located in his pathway.  The impact again caused the vehicle to go airborne where it rotated end-over-end coming to a rest on its roof in the sand wash located at the bottom of the dirt ravine. CHP officials said when it rolled over, it rolled onto the side of a 2014 Polaris Razor Utility vehicle, causing minor damage.

The driver of the 2016 Polaris sustained fatal injuries, the female passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center by a CHP helicopter. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

Both occupants of the 2016 Polaris were wearing helmets and using safety harnesses. The collision is still under investigation by the CHP.


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