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Woman Dies in Major Traffic Collision on Ranchero Road

HESPERIA:( On September 14, 2014 at about 8:45 p.m. Deputies from the Hesperia Station and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a reported three vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Ranchero Rroad and Topaz Avenue in Hesperia. Upon arrival the deputies determined that two westbound Ranchero Rd. vehicles had collided and as a result of that impact, one of the vehicles entered the eastbound lanes of traffic causing a head on collision. The solo occupant female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hesperia Station’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded and were able to determine through driver statements and evidence that a 2004 Dodge Ram truck being driven by an adult male was driving west on Ranchero Rd approaching Topaz Avenue when another westbound vehicle, a 1996 Dodge Intrepid, also being driven by an adult male collided with the rear of the Dodge Truck. The impact forced the Dodge truck into eastbound lanes directly into the path of the 2009 Nissan Sentra being driven by an adult female. The female victim from the Nissan died at the scene, while both the other drivers were uninjured.

Mait Investigators are continuing the investigation into the collision and the name of the victim is pending notification of next of kin. MAIT investigators are attempting to locate the uninvolved vehicle that had been making the left turn just prior to the collision which is described as a white van style vehicle. Ranchero Road was closed in both directions between Escondido Avenue and Maple Avenue until 4:00 a.m., on Monday while the MAIT investigators processed the scene for evidence and cleared the blocked roadway.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision, but toxicology testing will be done on all involved parties.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy Scott LaFond or Sergeant Doug Hubbard from the Hesperia Station.

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