18-Year-Old DUI Driver Crashes Causing Major Injuries to Passengers

18-Year-Old DUI Driver Crashes Causing Major Injuries to Passengers

VICTORVILLE – An 18-year-old Victorville man who was under the influence of alcohol caused of a major injury collision on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The collision occurred on Hesperia Road near Seneca Road, at around 12:40 a.m.  When deputies from the Victorville Station arrived they located an overturned purple Dodge Durango resting on its roof and five passengers, four of whom authorities believe were ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, Andrew Gregorio Villegas an 18-year-old Victorville man, an unidentified 16-year-old male from Victorville, Rigoberto Rosales an 18-year-old Hesperia man, an unidentified  15-year-old male from Hesperia, an unidentified 16-year-old girl from Victorville, and an unidentified 10-year-old boy from Los Angeles.

Through investigation, it was learned that the driver lost control of the vehicle at the curve in the road and rolled over several times, then struck a light pole on the west side of Hesperia Road. The vehicle came to a rest on its roof officials said. Emergency personnel arrived and requested an air ambulance for Rosales, and the 10-year-old boy. The two were transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center to be airlifted to Loma Linda University with major injuries.

The 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were transported by ground ambulance to Loma Linda University with undisclosed injuries. The 16-year-old boy, who was believed to be under the influence and on juvenile probation, was transported to Desert Valley Hospital with minor injuries. Andrew Gregorio Villegas was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision and was arrested for driving under the influence. He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Hesperia Road was closed in both directions for a Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) investigation and for clean up. The road reopened at around 10:15 a.m. Anyone with information about the collision is requested to contact Deputy C. DeKeyrel or C. Wallace at 760-241-2911.

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