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Truck crashes into block wall on D Street in Victorville; 1 airlifted

"it appears alcohol may have been a factor in the crash"

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Alcohol is believed to be a factor in an early morning crash that left two people critically injured, officials said.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies along with San Bernardino County Fire responded to a single-vehicle crash just before 6:00 am, along the 16500 block of D Street in Victorville.

A 24-year-old male driver in a white Toyota Tacoma and his 22-year-old female passenger were traveling eastbound on D Street, approaching First Street. When for reasons still unknown, the driver lost control of his vehicle and jumped over the curb leaving the roadway. The truck smashed into a block wall and eventually came to a stop near gas pumps in the parking lot of the Beck Oil at the corner of Second Street.

Firefighters requested an airship to transport the driver to an out of area trauma center.

According to a witness at the scene, a female adult passenger was partially pinned under the dashboard and was critically injured. The female passenger was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Her condition and extent of injuries are not known at this time.

Victorville Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez told Victor Valley News, “it appears alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.”

The collision remains under investigation and no other vehicles were involved.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

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