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1 juvenile dead, another injured in off-road accident – VVNG.com

APPLE VALLEY, CA (VVNG.com) — Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed one juvenile and left another in critical condition after an SUV crash.

On Saturday, July 2, 2022, at approximately 8:59 p.m., a dispatcher received a call from a bystander who found two juveniles unconscious on Stoddard Wells Road, within the vehicular area off Stoddard Wells Expressway, officials said.

According to a statement from the California Highway Patrol, “a preliminary investigation revealed that two juveniles were operating a 2019 TaoTao ATV on Stoddard Wells Road traveling northeast. An orange Side-by-Side UTV, model year 2019-2022, was traveling eastbound on Stoddard Wells Road, east of Central Road, operated by an unknown driver. The crash occurred when the Side-by-Side UTV struck the 2019 TaoTao and two juvenile riders.”

Stoddard Wells OHV area (Google Maps

Despite life-saving measures, the 12-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. An 11-year-old girl was transported by AMR to the hospital of St. Mary, and was later taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for medical treatment where she remains in critical condition.

Officials said an extensive search was conducted by multiple CHP and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department personnel to locate the Side-by-Side UTV and its driver, but were unsuccessful.

The California Highway Patrol is actively investigating this crash and is asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Cesar Ramos, ID 21878 at the Victorville CHP Area Office at (760) 241-1186.

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1 juvenile dead, another injured in off-road accident – VVNG.com

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