Deputies arrived and located the Chevrolet, which was on fire with both the driver and passenger still trapped inside. The female passenger was removed from the vehicle by a deputy and another motorist. According to authorities, the woman sustained moderate to major injuries. During that time, additional deputies arrived and used a fire extinguisher to tame the flames while the male driver was pulled from the burning vehicle. The male was unresponsive, and deputies administered CPR on the male and continued to on the way to the hospital. The male victim died as a result of the injuries.
The female driver of the second vehicle, a Ford SUV, sustained moderate injuries. Both women were airlifted to trauma centers for treatment of their injuries.
This is an ongoing investigation by the Hesperia Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Hesperia Road was closed in both directions between Mesa and Eucalyptus for approximately five hours. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Deputy Brian LoVasco or Chad Gomez at 760-947-1500 or by contacting Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001 or We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.
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