One Fatality + Multi Minor Injuries 

Occupants from Irvine


Single Vehicle Over-the-side SR-330, north of Milepost Marker 35.20


Running Springs, CA ___ October 31, 2020, Saturday at 1:22 P.M., emergency units including CHP and USFS, responded to a report of a single vehicle accident, going over the side of the mountain.  The occupants including two juveniles, residents of Irvine, CA were traveling in a 2019 Dodge Journey SUV, northbound on State Route 330.

When south of Forest Road 1-N09 (north MM 35.20) the driver (34-year-old male) made an unsafe, turning movement to the right causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and overturned down a steep descending embankment, approximately 200-300 feet down. By 1:26 P.M., medics and USFS crews began their descent down the steep hillside, to assess the patients and prepare them for an extended duration recovery.       

One 26-year-old female passenger suffered major injuries and was transported Sheriff 40-King SBCSD Air Rescue Crew ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

The driver and three other passengers: 37-year-old female, 13-year-old male and 7-year-old male, suffered minor to moderate injuries and were transported by ground ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center. By 1:26

One 30-year-old male passenger suffered fatal injuries at the scene as a result of the collision.

California Highway Patrol Officer M. Cadena, ID 16913, from the Arrowhead Area Office, will be handing the investigation.