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Two Dead, Three Injured in Construction Truck Accident

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Cajon Pass Fatal Accident

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CAJON PASS:(VVNG.com)- A group of five friends traveling from the Victor Valley planning on spending a day at the beach were involved in a fatal traffic collision at 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Two people have died as a result of the accident and three other surviving occupants were transported to trauma centers and are reported to have life threatening injuries. One person was pronounced dead on arrival and the second died a short time later at a hospital.

An 80,000 pound 3-axel dump truck loaded with a fresh load of concrete lost its brakes as it was exiting the southbound 15 freeway then crossed through an intersection and struck a PT Cruiser that was traveling westbound on Highway 138. Carried the car down an embankment and crushing the vehicle before coming to rest on top of the vehicle in the parking lot of a Shell gas station.

According to the San Bernardino Fire Department, firefighters used two heavy-lift tow vehicles to stabilize and lift the dump truck off of the vehicle before using the jaws of life to complete the extrication. It took fire fighters approximately 2 hours to extricate the patients from the wreck.

All occupants involved were determined to be teenagers and residents of the Victor Valley. Family and friends have identified the deceased patients as 18-year-old Nicole Brittany Lyle and 16-year-old John Cabrera. The three surviving occupants are Mikey, Shane, and David.

The female driver of the dump truck was not injured. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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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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