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18-year-old killed in deputy-involved collision in Hesperia

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CORRECTION: Earlier this morning, Victor Valley News incorrectly reported that there was a pursuit which ended with a pedestrian being struck by a suspect in a stolen vehicle. However, it was later confirmed the victim was the owner of the stolen vehicle who was struck and killed by a sheriff’s patrol car responding to the scene but was not in pursuit.

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) Patrick Chambers, 18 of Hesperia, was struck and killed by a sheriff’s patrol unit who was responding to the report of Chambers’ stolen truck.

At around 12:33 a.m., sheriff’s dispatch received a call from Chambers who was in his friend’s Camaro following his truck that was stolen moments before from his job at the Hidden Tavern on Main Street.

“The deputy responding to the call observed the stolen vehicle traveling east on Main Street and with lights and siren activated, attempted to stop the vehicle,” stated a Wednesday afternoon press release.

The suspect later identified as Jordan Lee Pence, a 20-year-old transient from Hesperia attempted to turn south onto E Avenue and lost control of the vehicle and foot bailed from the scene.

The driver of the Camaro stopped in the eastbound lanes of Main Street., exited the vehicle and began chasing the suspect. Chambers also exited the vehicle and was standing in the open door of the Camaro as deputies approached, officials said.

“Unbeknownst to the responding deputy, the stolen vehicle had a mechanical malfunction causing the vehicle to deposit engine oil on the roadway for approximately 1000 feet. As the deputy attempted to stop near the Camaro, the patrol car slid and was unable to stop, hitting the passenger side of the Camaro and striking Patrick Chambers,” described a sheriff’s news release.

Jordan Pence was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of Stolen Property. His bail is set at $100,000 and is scheduled for arraignment on October 27th in Victorville Superior Court. Pence has numerous arrest warrants for narcotics violations, traffic-related incidents and a felony warrant for Possession of Stolen Property with $50,000 bail.

The Region II Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Hesperia Station at (760)947-1500.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

(Patrick Chambers, Gofundme)

The family of the victim has set up a Gofundme to raise money to help with any financial costs to lay Chambers to rest. Donations can be made directly via the account: Put our baby boy Patrick to rest

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Motorcyclist airlifted after crash on Pawnee Rd and Highway 18 in Apple Valley

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A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle rider was airlifted following a crash Tuesday in Apple Valley.

It happened at the intersection of Pawnee Road and Highway 18 at 7:35 p.m. and involved a minivan and black 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

When firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived on scene they requested one airship to land at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the motorcycle rider, who sustained major injuries. Witnesses reported the rider suffered a serious leg injury.

The rider was subsequently airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and a second ground ambulance was requested to the scene.

Westbound lanes of Highway 18 at Pawnee Ridge were shut down as authorities investigated the crash. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Downed Power Lines Blocking Arrowhead Lake Rd in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Downed power lines are blocking a stretch of busy Arrowhead Lake Road near Randall Road in Hesperia.

At about 5:22 PM on August 11th San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and located the snapped utility pole with low hanging high-tension wires across the roadway. Firefighters requested law enforcement to expedite to the scene and shut down the roadway

Southern California Edison will respond to complete the repairs and at this time it’s unknown how long the roadway will remain closed for. According to CHP incident logs, officials are providing traffic control.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Rollover crash in Hesperia shuts down 15 freeway Tuesday, 2 airlifted

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HESPERIA, Calif.(VVNG.com) — Traffic along the northbound I-15 freeway remains jammed after it was briefly shutdown to land two helicopters Tuesday.

It was reported at 11:53 a.m. on August 11, 2020, about a mile before Main Street in Hesperia.

For reasons still unknown, the four-door sedan rolled over and landed on it’s roof in a drainage ditch along the right shoulder of the freeway.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located two people with critical injuries inside the tan colored vehicle.

Firefighters requested that the California Highway Patrol shut down traffic in order to allow the two helicopters to land on the freeway.

A Mercy Air helicopter landed first followed by a Reach helicopter and both occupants were airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

The Victorville CHP is handling the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 760-241-1186.

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