PHELAN, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Two young girls, ages 1 and 13, were killed on Friday after a work van slammed into the back of a Toyota.
The collision occurred at 1:35 PM at the intersection of Phelan Road and Nevada Road in Phelan, an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, on January 26, 2024.
California Highway Patrol officers and emergency personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived at the scene and found two vehicles with significant damage: a white Ecoline Ford Van and a white Toyota Camry.
Tragically, the two young girls who occupied the backseat of the car were declared dead at the scene despite attempts to save their lives.
The adult driver and a passenger of the Toyota were transported to a hospital with injuries of unknown severity. The driver of the van was not injured.
According to preliminary reports, the Toyota was traveling westbound on Phelan Road, slowing down to make a left turn onto Nevada Road, when for reasons that are still unknown, the white Ecoline Ford Van rear-ended the Toyota Camry.
The California Highway Patrol, Victorville Station is investigating the crash. Officers confirmed that drugs or alcohol were not suspected to be a factor.
The identities of the young girls have not been released at this time.
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