San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 29, 2017/11:23 a.m.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Bear Valley Road / Locust Lane in Apple Valley

DRIVER 1: Judith Harrison, age 64 a resident of Grand Terrace

VEHICLE 1: 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

DRIVER 2: Walter Reddington, age 35 a resident of Big Bear City

VEHICLE 2: 2007 Chevrolet 1500


On Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at approximately 11:23 am, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Station responded to a report of a major injury traffic collision. When deputies arrived on the scene, they determined Judith Harrison was driving northbound on Locust Lane in a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, approaching the intersection with Bear Valley Road. Harrison attempted to make a left turn onto westbound Bear Valley Road and stopped in eastbound lanes of Bear Valley Road for an unknown reason.

Harrison’s vehicle was struck by Walter Reddington who was driving a 2007 Chevrolet 1500 eastbound on Bear Valley Road. Harrison was flown to a local hospital for her injuries. Reddington was treated at the scene for his injuries. Bear Valley Road from Cottontail Lane to Westmont Road was closed for several hours while deputies conducted the investigation.

The collision is currently under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in Apple Valley. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Cullum at 760-240-7400.

Refer: Trish Hill, Public Information Officer

Station: Apple Valley

Case #: 181700582

Phone No. 760-240-7400

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700