One Person Airlifted After Crash on Highway 18

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( One person was airlifted following a traffic collision on Highway 18 Friday afternoon.

At about 12:40 pm dispatch received reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a Ford Flex and a Nissan Sentra on Highway 18 and Piute Road in Apple Valley.

Authorities shut down eastbound lanes of highway 18 at Tao Road in order to allow a Mercy Air medical helicopter to land at the scene of the crash.

According to officials, one person was airlifted to a trauma center and a second was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Eastbound lanes were reopened at about 2:35pm.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

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