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Parents of Missing Oak Hills Teens Need Your Help

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UPDATE: (7/24 @11AM)- Karen Gonzalez shared that she received a call from her son Justin this morning at approximately 4:30am.

“They were staying three houses down from me in vacant house that had water, hot water, filtered water, electricity and even a microwave,” stated a very relieved Karen.

Thank you to the public for sharing the post and helping these worried parents search for the teenagers.

OAK HILLS:(VVNG.com)- Justin Jimenez, 15 left home in the Oak Hills area, with his girlfriend Katherine Cruz (Kat), 15 on Friday night. At the time he had approximately $40 in his possession.  His mother described him as a good kid and a boy who participated in the football team at Oak Hills High School. Justin is approximately 5’7  and 160 pounds. His hair is bleached white blonde with dark roots. He has hazel eyes, very light brown with a yellowish tint according to his mother.

Justin and Kat do not have cell phones at this time. According to his mother when he had left home on Friday night he was not angry and made plans with his younger sister for the following morning. She also mentioned that he is open with her and has expressed that he trusts his mother. Justin has not been seen since Friday night but his mother believes he returned home on Sunday, July 20th while they were out looking for him to get blankets and his gray Obey hat.

Justin’s mother expressed fear for her son and his girlfriend being out alone but felt relief to know they had returned in order to retrieve the items they did. “I’m disappointed that he would not at least call to say that he is okay,” said his mother, Karen Gonzalez.  She feels that since the teens time together and even communication has been limited that the young couple have run away to be together.

The families are deeply concerned with their children’s well-being and appreciate the public’s support in sharing their pictures. Karen also mentioned that some have reached out to her wanting to help in the search. She would like to get an organized effort together this weekend if they are still not found by then.  Until then she is searching and hopes others will look out for the two of them also.

If seen or if you have any information that will help locate them, please call the Hesperia Police Department at (760) 947-1500.

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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
(Photo by Jessica Christopherson)

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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