HESPERIA – A 53-year-old Hesperia woman lost her life in a traffic collision on Tuesday night after a 23-year-old driver ran a stop sign slamming into her vehicle.
At around 10:37 p.m. deputies from the Hesperia Stations and personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Balsam Avenue and Live Oak Street in the City of Hesperia. When they arrived they located two vehicles, that had been involved in a collision.
Through investigation, deputies believe that the 2003 Ford Escape driven by Scott Enriquez, 23, of Hesperia, was traveling eastbound on Live Oak Street approaching Balsam Avenue. A 2005 Toyota Matrix, driven by Debbie Harr, was traveling northbound on Balsam Avenue approaching Live Oak Street. “Investigators believe Enriquez failed to stop at the intersection’s posted stop sign and broadsided the driver’s side of Harr’s Toyota Matrix,” Sheriff’s officials said in a written statement. “After the collision, the Toyota collided with a telephone pole, electrical box, and chain link fence. The Ford rolled over multiple times and collided with a chain link fence.”
Harr died at the scene as a result of her injuries. Enriquez was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this collision. The Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is conducting the investigation and Balsam Avenue and Live Oak Street remained closed in both directions until approximately 5:28 a.m. while investigators collected evidence.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Deputy Dustin Whitson from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760) 947-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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