A Tractor-trailer and
At SR-18 & Upper Waterman Canyon Road
April 25, 2019_ In the San Bernardino Mountains, on State Route 18 near
Crestline, California at approximately 12:35 P.M. Arrowhead Regional Headquarters California Highway
Patrol officers responded to a two-vehicle traffic collision involving major
Ford Ranger pick-up was traveling southbound on SR-18, south of Upper Waterman
Canyon Rd. in an unknown lane at an unknown speed. A Freightliner two-axle
tractor with a 28-foot trailer was parked on the right shoulder of SR-18,
completely off the roadway.
unknown reasons, the driver of the Ford failed to negotiate a left-hand curve
in the road, and subsequently traveled onto the right shoulder. The front of
the Ford collided into the rear of the trailer.
a result of the collision, the driver of the Ford suffered major injuries and
was transported by ground to Loma Linda Medical Center. The passenger of the
Ford was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where she
unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Freightliner
suffered minor injuries. Drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor in
collision is under investigation by the Arrowhead Regional Headquarters
California Highway Patrol, located in Running Springs, California.