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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car on Highway 18 near Kasota Road in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Authorities closed a portion of Highway 18 in Apple Valley on Sunday night, after a pedestrian struck by a vehicle succumbed to his injuries.

It happened at about 6:20 pm, on January 14, 2024, in the eastbound lanes of Highway 18, just east of Kasota Road, across from St. Mary’s Medical Center/Providence. 

According to witnesses, CPR was in progress on the pedestrian, described as a Black male adult.

Sheriffs spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said the pedestrian was taken to the nearby hospital. 

The call on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Media Logs is now being handled as an 1144, a fatal accident investigation.

The vehicle involved, a silver 2020 Toyota Corolla sustained major damage to the windshield and hood area. The male driver cooperated with deputies and neither he nor his female passenger were injured.

Eastbound traffic on Highway 18 was detoured at Kasota Road onto the outer highway and one lane of westbound traffic was closed for the investigation.

This is the second fatal vehicle versus pedestrian traffic accident to occur on Highway 18 in Apple Valley, just days apart. On January 11th, a pedestrian walking north across Highway 18 near Pawnee Road was struck by two pickup trucks and later succumbed to his injuries. That person killed last week was identified as Brian D. Johnson, according to a previously published VVNG article.

Additional information about the collision will be updated as it becomes available. The identity of the pedestrian will be released by the coroner’s office pending notification of the next of kin.

UPDATE 1/15 – The coroner’s office identified the deceased as Randy A. Scott, 62, a resident of Apple Valley.

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