A Tractor-trailer and Pick-up Collision

At SR-18 & Upper Waterman Canyon Road 



Thursday, 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 injuries.


A 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.

For 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.


As 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 this collision.


The collision is under investigation by the Arrowhead Regional Headquarters California Highway Patrol, located in Running Springs, California.   




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