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Phelan Man Arrested for DUI Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

Phelan Man Arrested for DUI Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A Phelan man was arrested for a fatal hit and run collision that killed a Victorville man.

At around 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Victorville deputies responded to the report of a hit and run traffic collision near Bear Valley Road and Stonegate Drive. The reporting party said that the collision involved a motorcycle and a Honda Accord.

Through investigation it was learned that William David Jenkins, 20, was traveling westbound on Bear Valley Road in the #1 (fast) lane. He merged into the #2 lane between a motorcycle and an unknown vehicle. Once the Accord merged, it rear ended Nathan Earl Bladh’s motorcycle. The collision caused the motorcycle to lose control and crash.

“Jenkins did not stop at the scene,” said Victorville Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “According to a witness, he stopped momentarily at the intersection of Bear Valley and Jade before continuing to drive west on Bear Valley Road at a high rate of speed.” Jenkins went north on Monte Vista Road at a high rate of speed. Jenkins lost control leaving the roadway and crashing near Maricopa.

Bladh was flown to a trauma center for treatment of major injuries. On Monday, March 25, 2019, he died as a result of his injuries. Jenkins suffered only minor injuries and refused medical attention. He was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for driving under the influence causing bodily injury and hit and run causing death or injury. The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review and consideration of further charges.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Z. Vogel at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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