HESPERIA, Ca. – A New Year’s off-road vehicle ride became deadly after the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a dirt berm, authorities said.
At around 4:38 p.m. deputies from the Hesperia Station and emergency medical personnel responded to Fir Street and Opal Avenue for the report of an off-highway vehicle crash. When they arrived they found the 20-year-old male driver of the vehicle suffering from major injuries and the 23-year-old passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation revealed that the off-highway vehicle was driving northbound on Opal Avenue. For unknown reasons, he left the roadway and collided with a dirt berm causing the off-road vehicle to overturn multiple times.
The collision remains under investigation and any witnesses are asked to contact Deputy E. Perez from the Hesperia Station.
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