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Victorville City to host a Veterans day tribute

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Building on the success of last year’s event, the City of Victorville will once again host its Salute to Victorville Veterans. The City’s goal is to find as many Victorville Veterans as possible and honor them during its Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11. A total of 80 Veterans were honored at the tribute that was introduced last year.

The community is invited to tell the City about local Veterans by submitting Veteran Information Forms no later than Oct. 15. The form is available on the City’s website at www.victorvilleca.gov. Veterans can complete the Information Form themselves, or the form can be completed by friends and family.

This tribute is for Veterans (living or deceased) and current service members with any length of military service that is active duty, reserve component or National Guard with any U.S. military branch. The only requirement is the Veteran must have lived in Victorville at some point in his or her lifetime.

“While most Veterans Day Ceremonies honor Veterans in general, we’ve decided to personalize our tribute and honor the heroes who are part of our community,” says Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia. “We look forward to recognizing our local Veterans for their selfless sacrifice and personal courage.”

Victorville’s 21st Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the corner of 7th Street and Forrest Avenue on Nov. 11 immediately following the Veterans Day Parade, which starts at 9 a.m. The festivities will begin with the annual Freedom Mile Run at 8:55 a.m.

For more information or to request a printed copy of the Veteran Information Form, contact Public Information Officer, Sue Jones by phone at (760) 955-1681 or by email at VictorvilleVeteran@Victorvilleca.gov.

Those wishing to participate in the Victorville Veterans Day Parade are invited to complete the entry application no later than Oct. 19. The application can be found on the City of Victorville website at www.victorvilleca.gov, or hard copies are available at Hook Community Center. Questions about the parade should be directed to (760) 245-5551.

Sponsorships for Victorville’s 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony are available. Sponsors will be recognized in the event program, press materials and on social media. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Public Information Officer, Sue Jones at (760) 955-1681.

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

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
(Photo by Jessica Christopherson)

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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