San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials reported that a vehicle fatally struck a 55-year-old man as he was crossing Highway 18 in Apple Valley.
At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, deputies and firefighters from Apple Valley swiftly responded to a collision that occurred at the intersection of Pawnee Road and Highway 18, just east of Navajo Road.
Both the driver of the Toyota and the driver of the Dodge escaped unharmed. According to the police, the crash was not influenced by drugs or alcohol.
The major accident investigation team of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the scene and carried out a thorough investigation.
Highway 18 underwent a closure lasting approximately five hours as investigators meticulously combed through the area to gather evidence. The closure, which spanned the stretch between Navajo and Quinnault roads, was necessary to ensure a thorough investigation of the scene.
If you witnessed the collision or have any information about it, please contact the Apple Valley sheriff’s station at (760) 240-7400 or sheriff’s dispatch at (760) 956-5001. You can also choose to remain anonymous by reaching out to the We-Tip Hotline at 800-78CRIME (27463) or wetip.com.
A tragic incident occurred in Apple Valley when a man lost his life while attempting to cross Highway 18. The incident, which was reported by the Victorville Daily Press, highlights the dangers of pedestrians navigating busy roads.