HESPERIA – One man was killed and one woman was injured as a result of a Hesperia off-highway vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon. At around 1:50 p.m. deputies from the Hesperia Station and emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Acacia Road, east of Highway 395 for the report of a injury single-vehicle off-highway vehicle traffic collision in the desert area.
When they arrived they found a 2009, side-by-side OHV overturned and a man trapped underneath. A woman was able to escape the vehicle and suffered only minor injuries. The man was extricated from under the vehicle, but died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The female passenger was transported by ground to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Through investigation, it is believed that the vehicle was driving eastbound on the unmaintained dirt trail near Acacia Road when the driver made a left turn at an unknown speed. The vehicle overturned and although both occupants were wearing safety harnesses, the driver was partially ejected when the vehicle overturned. Neither driver nor passenger was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
The Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is conducting the investigation and the exact cause of the collision is under investigation. The name of the deceased man is not being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Deputy Jeremy Deberg or Sergeant Doug Hubbard from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760) 947-1500.
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