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Young victims identified in fatal Stoddard Wells OHV crash, search for suspect continues – VVNG.com

APPLE VALLEY, CA (VVNG.com) — The search continues for the driver involved in a crash that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy and left an 11-year-old girl fighting for her life over the July 4 weekend at the Stoddard Wells OHV Area.

On Saturday, July 2, 2022, shortly before 9:00 p.m., Jacob Martinez and Christina Bird were riding a 2019 TaoTao ATV near their family campsite when they were struck by a side-by-side UTV, believed to be a 2021 Velocity Orange Madness Razor Turbo S or S4.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville station investigated the crash and said the unknown driver of the UTV was eastbound on Stoddard Wells Road, just east of Central Road when he struck the ATV.

Family member Daisee Montano shared details about the night of the tragic incident via an Instagram post.

“The impact was so strong that Jacob’s helmet was thrown off his head. His lifeless body was left face down,” she said. According to Daisee, a passer-by rushed over and tried to save her nephew. “Looking at him we knew his beautiful soul was gone.”

Daisee said Christina was lying near him bleeding from her head and scratches on her face.

“She had a pulse, and the paramedics did everything they could to keep her alive. She was taken away and transferred [the] to the nearest hospital and is fighting for his life. He has two broken arms, two broken legs, pelvic injuries, spinal cord injuries, no blood to the brain and we’re just waiting in suspense,” Daisee stated in her post.

According to Daisee, the driver who hit them did not stop but was aware of the accident as a witness reported seeing them turn off their lights side by side as they drove away. The orange hood that belonged to the Polaris RZR was left at the scene of the accident.

“Our family is devastated. The kids and our families loved the desert. It was our annual trip and a time to spend time together and enjoy our families living in different cities. My brother didn’t have to witness his son lying so eerily. My older nieces didn’t have to lose a sibling at the same time.” Daisee stated.

Daisee is asking the community as well as local businesses to help find the person responsible.

“We must bring justice to our families and find the senseless people who left these innocent children to die,” she said. “If any businesses have seen or noticed anything, please share what you know. These people have to eventually repair the damage, they have to keep them side by side, even if they are in storage.”

Jacob is remembered as the sweetest and warmest little boy whose life was cut too short. Donations to help with his funeral expenses are being accepted through the following Gofundma: Jacob Martinez

A Gofundme has also been started for Christina or her family better known as ‘Tina’. According to the latest information, Tina has a severe trauma and they are doing everything to save her.

The organizer of the account, Ernest Nunez, said “we are going down the stretch with uncertainty that almost becomes true. We love you all and thank you for the support we have received. Please continue to pray tonight. We need all the prayer warriors to come out.” Donations can be made through the following Gofundme link: Help for Life by Christine Bird

The California Highway Patrol is actively investigating this crash and asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Cesar Ramos, ID 21878 or Officer J. Rodriguez, ID 21422 at the Victorville CHP Area Office at (760) 241-1186.

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Jacob Martinez killed in an off-road accident by a hit-and-run driver
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(photo of 2021 Razor Turbo S or S4 in Velocity Orange Madness)

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