18-Year-Old Girl ID’d in Fatal Highway 18 Collision 

Two vehicles collided on June 9th in Apple Valley, resulting in the death of an 18-year-old girl.

The accident took place that Thursday just before 3 p.m. on Highway 18.

Per reports, Giselle Abundes-Ramirez, 18, was traveling west in a Kia Forte before she lost control. 

As a result, the girl crossed into opposing traffic, causing a head-on collision with an eastbound Nissan van.

Ramirez sustained major injuries and sadly died at the scene at 3:03 p.m. 

Giselle’s 16-year-old brother was also a passenger in the Kia. He sustained major injuries as well and was airlifted to a trauma center. 

The driver of the Nissan suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

An active investigation is underway.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gselle Abundes-Ramirez.

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

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