DATE/TIME: January 16, 2019 at 11:04 PM
INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision
LOCATION: National Trails Highway / South of Air Expressway
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at approximately 11:04 pm, deputies from the Victorville Station and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to a two-vehicle traffic collision on National Trails Highway south of Air Expressway, in the city of Victorville. Upon arrival, deputies determined that a gray 2010 Honda Civic was traveling north on National Trails Highway and a white, 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 was traveling south on National Trails Highway. The roadway was wet due to rain earlier that night. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Honda lost control while navigating the curve in the roadway and crossed the double yellow lines colliding with the Dodge causing major damage to both vehicles.
The driver of the Honda suffered major injuries and was transported by helicopter to local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the Dodge suffered minor injuries and did not require immediate medical treatment.
Investigators are continuing the investigation into the cause of the collision. National Trails Highway, north the I-15 Freeway and south of Air Expressway, was closed in both directions for several hours while investigators processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses.
Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy A. Hylin or Deputy J. Dean at the Victorville Police Station.
Refer: Deputies A. Hylin and J. Dean
Phone No: (760) 241-2911
Case No. 171900534
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department