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DATE/TIME:     December 24, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

INCIDENT:        Unit Involved Minor Injury Traffic Collision

LOCATION:       Twentynine Palms Hwy and Encelia Ave, Twentynine Palms

INVOLVED PARTIES:   Jason Boord, 25 years old, Morongo Station Deputy

Devry Johnson, 27 years old, resident of Twentynine Palms

Jennifer Levesque, 29 years old, resident of Twentynine Palms

 

SUMMARY:

On Monday, December 24, 2018 at approximately 6:37 p.m., Deputy Boord from the Morongo Basin Station was on-duty driving a marked sheriff’s patrol vehicle. He was traveling eastbound on Twentynine Palms Hwy approaching the intersection at Encelia Avenue.  Devry Johnson was westbound in the center turn lane preparing to turn left into the shopping center. Boord saw Johnson turning left and veered to the right attempting to avoid the collision and was struck by Johnson’s vehicle on the driver’s side of his patrol vehicle. Jennifer Levesque had just turned eastbound onto Twentynine Palms Hwy from the shopping center and was accelerating. After Boord’s vehicle was struck, it continued forward and rear-ended Levesque’s vehicle. Levesque’s vehicle traveled across the westbound lanes and stopped on the dirt embankment.

Involved parties were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries as a precaution and released.

The traffic collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact Sergeant Everhart with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

Refer:               Steve Everhart, Sergeant

Station:             Morongo Basin Station

Phone No.        (760) 366-4175

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department