SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A 19-year-old Twin Peaks man died after being ejected from a vehicle during a 2-vehicle collision on Tuesday.
At around 5:45 p.m., a Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Dart were traveling northbound on Highway 18, just south of Waterman Canyon Road. For reasons that remain under investigation the two vehicles collided, sending the Jeep into the guardrail and over the guardrail. The vehicle went down the side of the mountain, ejecting the backseat passenger. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other two Jeep occupants suffered only minor injuries as a result of the collision and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Mark Lelong, 50, of Crestline, the driver of the Dodge Dart, was not injured in the collision.
The cause of the collision are not known and are under investigation at this time. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. Anyone with any additional information about the collision should contact Officer Paul Kelly or Corporal Jeff Holcombe at (909)384-5664.
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