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Woman arrested for hit and run crash that killed motorcyclist in Hesperia



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A woman accused of fleeing the scene after hitting a motorcyclist in a fatal crash last month in Hesperia was arrested in Los Angeles.

On Thursday, October 4th, members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Enforcement Division arrested Leann Nadia Ohayon, 31, of Hesperia for Manslaughter.

The fatal crash happened on September 12, 2018, at about 8:02 pm, when the victim, Jerry Romero, 29, of Apple Valley, was heading home on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Romero was traveling eastbound when he was struck by a vehicle, just west of the intersection at Main Street and Cottonwood Avenue.

The vehicle, described as a white SUV pulled out of the shopping center on the south-west corner and directly into the path of Romero causing him to be ejected and to sustain fatal injuries. Romero was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police say they were able to positively identify Ohayon as the suspect through witnesses and surveillance video from the scene.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “investigators determined that Ohayon knowingly fled the scene of the collision and shortly thereafter, abandoned her vehicle at a residence on C. Avenue in Hesperia. Deputies served a search warrant at the C. Avenue address and recovered the vehicle as well as additional evidence.”

Ohayon fled the area and refused to cooperate with investigators. On September 13, 2018, a $1,000,000.00 arrest warrant was issued for Leann Nadia Ohayon for Manslaughter.

At about 1:30 pm, members of the Specialized Enforcement Division, located Leann Nadia Ohayon in the area of 8th and Vermont Street as she was leaving a residence in Los Angeles. Ohayon was taken into custody without incident, transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for the manslaughter arrest warrant.

According to booking logs, Ohayon is charged with PC192(A) Voluntary Manslaughter and her bail is set at 1 Million dollars. She is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on October 9, 2018.

Investigators are continuing to investigate if anyone knowingly assisted Ohayon in avoiding her capture. Any persons identified as assisting her will face criminal charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Dustin Whitson or Sergeant Doug Hubbard at the Hesperia Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — 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



BAKER, Calif. ( – 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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Motorcycle crash shuts down 15 Freeway in Hesperia



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A motorcycle crash briefly shut down the 15 freeway Saturday afternoon in Hesperia.

The crash was reported at 6:10 p.m., August 8th, 2020, on the northbound 15 Freeway between Oak Hill Road and Ranchero Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a motorcycle rider was struck by a vehicle.

The impact sent the bike into the right hand shoulder of northbound 15 freeway and the rider into the center divider.

CHP logs reported that at least 8 motorcycles pulled into the center divider while 15-20 motorcycle riders stopped in lanes of traffic after the crash.

Northbound and southbound traffic of the 15 freeway was briefly stopped while a helicopter landed on scene.

The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in critical condition.

There were no other injuries reported. The freeway was reopened at 6:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. This is a developing story with no further details currently available.

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