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One dead, two injured in Hesperia car crash Wednesday night

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — One person is dead and a mother and daughter were critically injured following a head-on traffic collision here in Hesperia Wednesday night.

It happened at about 11:30 p.m. just east of the intersection of Peach Avenue and Cherry Street in Hesperia.

Firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire arrived on scene and confirmed one person was dead on arrival. Two airships were requested to airlift two critically injured patients to out of area trauma centers.

The driver of the Honda, an adult male was trapped in his vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. An adult female and juvenile female in the Nissan suffered major injuries during the collision and both were transported by helicopter to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

“Based on physical evidence found at the scene, investigators determined the Honda was traveling south on Peach Avenue and for reasons still under investigation, crossed over the double yellow line into the north bound lane, hitting the Nissan head on,” stated sheriff’s officials in a news release.

The collision caused major damage to both vehicles and both north and south bound lanes of Peach were blocked to all traffic for several hours

The Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is conducting the investigation and it remains under investigation whether alcohol or speed contributed to the cause of this collision, officials said.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Deputy Taylor Lamson or Sergeant Doug Hubbard from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760) 947-1500.

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