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Pedestrian struck and killed by semi on Highway 138

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PINON HILLS, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities are attempting to identify a male in his mid-twenties that was struck and killed by a semi on State Route 138, west of Beekley Road in Pinon Hills Friday morning.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to the call around 2:55 am, on February 15, 2019.

CHP Public Information Officer Michael Mumford said the preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking eastbound on SR-138, within the eastbound traffic lane, when he was struck by a truck tractor combination vehicle.

Following the collision, the driver of the truck tractor immediately pulled to the shoulder and called 911. The driver of the truck tractor remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.  

First responders arrived and located the male pedestrian with major injuries. He was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, officials said.

The identity of the pedestrian is still under investigation.  The pedestrian is described as a white male in his mid-twenties that was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with black sweatpants, and Vans shoes.  

This investigation will be handled to its conclusion by the CHP Victorville Area.  Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the identity of the pedestrian in this traffic collision is encouraged to contact the CHP Victorville Area office at (760) 241-1186.

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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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Motorcycle crash shuts down 15 Freeway in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle crash briefly shut down the 15 freeway Saturday afternoon in Hesperia.

The crash was reported at 6:10 p.m., August 8th, 2020, on the northbound 15 Freeway between Oak Hill Road and Ranchero Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a motorcycle rider was struck by a vehicle.

The impact sent the bike into the right hand shoulder of northbound 15 freeway and the rider into the center divider.

CHP logs reported that at least 8 motorcycles pulled into the center divider while 15-20 motorcycle riders stopped in lanes of traffic after the crash.

Northbound and southbound traffic of the 15 freeway was briefly stopped while a helicopter landed on scene.

The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in critical condition.

There were no other injuries reported. The freeway was reopened at 6:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. This is a developing story with no further details currently available.

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