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SUV runs stop sign, killing 53-year-old Hesperia woman

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) – Deborah Harr, 53, of Hesperia was killed in a crash Tuesday night after her Toyota Matrix was broadsided by a driver who ran a stop sign, officials said.

Authorities responded to the fatal crash at 10:37 pm, December 5, near the intersection of Balsam Avenue and Live Oak Street in Hesperia.

When emergency crews arrived, they located a 2005 Toyota Matrix and a 2003 Ford Escape that had been involved in a crash. “After the collision, the Toyota collided with a telephone pole, electrical box and chain link fence. The Ford rolled over multiple times and collided with a chain link fence,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

Deborah Harr sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and succumbed to her injuries, she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Ford, a 23-year-old Hesperia man was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Based on physical evidence found at the scene, officials determined the Ford was traveling eastbound on Live Oak Street approaching Balsam Avenue and the Toyota was northbound on Balsam Avenue.

“Investigators believe [the Ford] failed to stop at the intersection’s posted stop sign and broadsided the driver’s side of Harr’s Toyota Matrix. It is still under investigation whether alcohol contributed to the cause of this collision,” officials said.

Star Lena Mesa told Victor Valley News her dance studio family is feeling heartbroken and beyond devastated as they learn about the loss. “We lost an amazing woman, grandmother, and a mother to hundreds at Talent Planet,” Star said.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Deputy Dustin Whitson from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760) 947-1500 or dwhitson@sbcsd.org

Ford Focus SUV on its roof. (photo by Pamela Slocum)
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