PINON HILLS – A 41-year-old Hesperia woman lost her life as a result of a head-on collision on Highway 138 on Monday afternoon.
At around 1:30 p.m. the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the area between Acorn and Pine Tree Roads on SR-138 in Pinon Hills for the report of a traffic collision. When they arrived they located the two pickup trucks, one GMC dual axle truck and a GMC Sierra truck, both with major damage.
The dual axle truck was occupied only by the driver and the Sierra was occupied by three. The front right passenger of the Sierra, identified as Delmy Mejia Viera, 41, of Hesperia, was located trapped inside the vehicle. Mejia-Viera was extricated from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at 1:45 p.m. All others involved were airlifted to trauma centers for treatment.
Through investigation, officers learned that the GMC dual-axle pickup truck was driving westbound when the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lanes causing the two pickup trucks to crash head-on.)The crash remains under investigation by the CHP.
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