HESPERIA – A head-on vehicle versus motorcycle collision took the life of an Apple Valley man on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
Authorities said that at around 11:35 a.m., they received a report of a head-on collision near the intersection of Peach Avenue and Donert Street in the City of Hesperia. Deputies from the Hesperia Station and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and found the adult male rider, later identified by family as, Marty Carroll Jr., lying on the roadway suffering from major injuries. Also at the location, was an adult male, the driver of a 2011 Kia SUV who was suffering from minor injuries as a result of the crash. Carroll was transported to Desert Valley Hospital, where despite life-saving efforts, died as a result of his injuries. The driver of the SUV was treated at the scene and released.
Through investigation the Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) determined the Carroll was heading north on Peach Avenue on a 2012 Harley Davidson. For reasons that remain under investigation, he crossed over the double yellow lines and collided head-on with the southbound traveling SUV. Both lanes of traffic were blocked and were subsequently closed in both directions for the investigation. The lanes were reopened to traffic at 2:20 p.m.
The collision remains under investigation and any witnesses are asked to contact Deputy Eric Getts or Sergeant Doug Hubbard from the Hesperia Station.
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