LUCERNE VALLEY, Ca. – Three girls are deceased and one is in critical but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday night.
At around 10:19 p.m. residents in the area of Camp Rock Road at Rabbit Springs Road heard the impact of the horrific traffic collision. That night Sandra Mizer, 13, Willow Sanchez, 11, Daytona Bronas went to spend the night at 14-year-old Natalie Coe’s house. Natalie’s mother, Sherrie LeeAnn Fry said that the four girls wanted to hang out outside and she just reminded them to remain on the property of their Lucerne Valley home.
“I didn’t let them [leave the property] they were supposed to walk right around this property. I don’t know what they were doing or where they thought they were going. I was putting my little kids to bed and went to check on them. I didn’t see them I called out to them I called there phones but it was to late I heard the helicopter”
The white early-2000’s Chevrolet Silverado with an extra cab remained at the scene but the driver and a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The four girls, two in wheelchairs and the other two pushing the wheelchairs remained in the roadway while emergency personnel responded to the scene. Three of the girls, Sandra Mizer, Willow Sanchez, and Daytona Bronas were pronounced deceased at the scene. Natalie was badly injured and was transported by ground ambulance to Pioneer Park where she was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment of major injuries. Natalie’s mother said, one Monday evening that she is now in stable condition and preparing for surgery on Tuesday.
Another motorist who was in the area witnessed the collision and provided information to the CHP officers. Being that it was dark in the area, the driver was unable to tell the sex of the driver and passenger who fled the scene with flashlights. The witness said that the two looked at the badly injured children and ran from the area.
Residents said that the witnessed the girls walking in the area just minutes before the deadly crash. “ We saw two females pushing two wheelchairs. The two girls could have been teens. We went by them slowly because we thought it was odd to see people out there that late using maybe one flashlight to see,” said Christina Wallen. At this time it is believed that the driver of the vehicle was under the influence, but the information is yet to be confirmed. The driver and passenger of the vehicle have not yet been identified or arrested.
The aunt of Sandra Mizer, Christine Cordova said that Sandra was mostly raised by her grandmother. No one notified her of the collision until a friend told them at around 1:00 a.m., nearly three hours following the collision. “They made my mom, her guardian of 8 years, identify her without covering her, closing her eyes. That image will never leave her and this guy needs to be found,” said Cordova. She begged the driver to turn himself or herself in. “We will never have closure until you are identified! This is the best apology you could ever give to us the family.”
A Go Fund me account has been set up for the expenses associated with Sandra Mizer’s unexpected death. A Facebook group has also been set up for those wishing to donate funds, items, or set up fundraisers on behalf of the families.
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