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Second Victim Dies in Oro Grande Accident: Rochelle Henyard

ORO GRANDE: ( The Henyard family, who was already mourning the loss of a young male adult, is now grieving the death of the 26-year-old female passenger, Rochelle Henyard.

Henyard was in the vehicle along with her husband Ronald Henyard, and their 8-year-old son, when their compact Honda collided into a Ford F-150 on National Trails Highway, just before midnight, January 26, 2015.

Rochelle and her son were transported by ground ambulance where she was listed in critical condition, and placed on life support at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

While her husband was pronounced deceased at the scene, Rochelle struggled for her life after receiving life threatening injuries to her body.

According to a family friend, Rochelle was removed from life support  after a very hard decision no family member ever wants to face. She passed away at approximately 5:20P.M., Thursday January 29th.

Ronald and Rochelle Henyard

Rochelle’s best friend of 14 years, Ryan Marie, expresses her feelings on the loss the Victor Valley experienced this past week…

Her smile was one in a million. She was beyond a great mother. This high desert will never be the same. We lost the King and Queen of the high desert. They were truly inseparable.

Outstanding wife, mother, best friend, sister, and cousin!! I know myself, I had the privilege to witness the most amazing relationship ever… and I will strive to love like they did.

Where ever the went, they left an impact on whoever they met. I’m proud to say they were my best friends.

Ronald wasn’t supposed to live past 18 due to sickle-cell. But now I knew why he made it to 27. Everything he did for people, and the love he created with everyone is why. We will all live their legacy.”

Ronald and Rochelle Henyard were high school sweethearts. They first met in 2003 and married in 2006. The couple is survived by their 8-year-old son, Josiah, who was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Donations for the family are being accepted at KFC restaurant located at 18447 Outer Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307.

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