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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Saturday January 28th, 2017 :: 09:42 p.m. PST


Deputies investigate fatal hit and run traffic collision; 17 year old male driver arrested

DATE/TIME: Friday, January 27, 2017 7:16 p.m.

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Seventh Street and Lorene Drive, Victorville

PEDESTRIAN: 63-year-old female, Victorville resident (Deceased)

DRIVER: 17-year-old male, Apple Valley resident

On January 27, 2016, at approximately 7:16 p.m., a female pedestrian was crossing Seventh Street, in the marked crosswalk, at the intersection with Lorene Drive. A 17-year-old male was driving north on Seventh Street, approaching the intersection with Lorene Drive and struck the female pedestrian. The driver fled the scene north on Seventh Street. San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff’s personnel responded to the scene. The female victim was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Victorville deputies, assisted by a sheriff’s department helicopter, conducted an extensive area check and located a matching vehicle in the area of La Paz Drive and Mojave Drive. The 17-year-old male driver was located in the vehicle and detained by deputies. Information obtained during the investigation linked the vehicle and driver to the collision. The 17-year-old male driver was determined to be driving under the influence and was subsequently arrested for the following violations:
PC 191.5(a)- Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated,
VC 23153(e) -Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Causing Great Bodily Injury or Death
VC 20001(a)-Hit and Run Causing Great Bodily Injury or Death

During the investigation, Seventh Street was closed to traffic in both directions in the area of the collision until approximately 4:15 a.m. on 01/28/17. This is an ongoing investigation by the Victorville Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Anyone with information about the collision is requested to contact Deputy Wallace or Deputy Dekeyrel at the Victorville Police Station.

Refer: C. Wallace, Deputy Sheriff
C. Dekeyrel, Deputy Sheriff

Station: Victorville Police Department

Phone No. (760)241-2911

Case No. 171701197

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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