24-Year-Old Woman Killed on Highway 395 in Victorville, CA

A fatal head-on collision took place on the morning of August 4th on Highway 395 and Dos Palmas Road. 

The crash was reported around 6:07 a.m. and claimed the life of a 24-year-old unidentified woman. 

A Chevrolet pickup truck and a 2011 silver Toyota Camry were the two cars identified in the. collision. Both vehicles were severely damaged and the woman killed was the driver of the Toyota Camry. 

Victorville City firefighters were forced to extricate the woman from her vehicle. Although they requested an air ambulance, she ended up being transported via ground to a local hospital since it was much faster. 

Two of the pickup truck passengers sustained moderate injuries and were also transported to a nearby hospital. 

The incident caused road closures for multiple hours in both directions between Luna and Dos Palmas Road. 

Investigators are actively working to determine liability for the crash. Those with any information are advised to contact Deputy S. Lenihan at 760-241-2911.

A 2017 study showed that 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality. Within this study results also showed that head-on collisions are more likely to occur in a rural area. More specifically on two-lane highways and are oftentimes the result of a failed passing maneuver. 

Highway 395 is one of the most dangerous roads in California. Majority of the 80-mile stretch consists of a two-lane highway with hardly any passing lanes. Unfortunately, it has been the site of many deaths.


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