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Woman killed in crash on Highway 18 and Central Road in Apple Valley

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UPDATE @ 11:30 AM — The deceased woman was identified as Elaine Macdonald, 36-years-old, resident of Lucerne Valley. The other driver of the 2019 Mack Pinnacle was identified as Kevin Barricman, 47-years-old, resident of Apple Valley.

Sheriff’s officials said Elaine Macdonald was traveling north on Central Road and the Mack truck was traveling east on State Highway 18, approaching the intersection with Central Road.

“During the investigation, it was determined the Ford Explorer failed to stop at the red signal and drove north into the intersection where the Mack truck broadsided the Ford Explorer.  As a result of the collision, Macdonald was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.,” stated the release.

It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Deputy J. Malocco at the Apple Valley Station at 760-947-1500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com.

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APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A woman driving an SUV was killed after a traffic collision with a semi in Apple Valley.

It happened at 12:08 am, on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the intersection of Central Road and State Highway 18.

The driver of a white 2004 Ford Explorer was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.

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(Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

Authorities shutdown Highway 18 between Pauhaska and Central Roads for several hours while the Apple Valley Police Departments Major Accident Investigation Team (TEAM) processed the scene.

The cause of the collision is under investigation and the identity of the deceased woman is pending notification of next of kin.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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