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|June 17, 2021|
Vehicle death toll hits 13, worst weekend in nearly 5-years
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The coroner has released the identities of several victims killed in one of the worst 2-day weekends on the streets and freeways of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
At last count, thirteen people were killed, five were under the age of 18.
In the most deadly incident, four Lucerne Valley kids were struck by a pickup truck while walking on Camp Rock Road near their homes. Three who were killed were identified by the coroner Monday as Willow Sanchez, 11, Daytona Bronas, 12, and Sandra Mizer, age 13.
In Apple Valley Sunday, Ragnar Segovia, age 5 months and Jasmine Amesquita, 23, perished at the scene of a 2-vehicle crash on Deep Creek Road.
Other High Desert crashes in Adelanto, Lucerne Valley and Barstow killed Dailen Fletcher, 20, of Victorville, Glen Arroyo, 51, of Newberry Springs and Reuben White, age 17, a resident of Victorville.
Other deadly crashes are being investigated in Devore, Corona, Lake Elsinore and Cathedral City.
It was the most deadly 2-day weekend in the Inland Empire since October 2016 when 20 people perished in a tour bus crash on the I-10 near Palm Springs. On a similar weekend in June 1992, fifteen traffic fatalities were recorded in the two counties.
Story Date: June 9, 2021