Causes One Fatality, Two Injured

Collision on SR-18 at Gloria Ridge


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A 2-vehicle head-on collision on State Route 18 near the Gloria Ridge,

Arctic Circle resulted with one fatality. 


Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019 travelling northbound on SR-18 at an undetermined speed, was a 31-year-old male from Elk Grove, California, driving a white 2004 Honda Civic, At the same time, approximately 9:43 A.M., Scott Anderson, an 80-year-old resident of Big Bear Lake, California, was driving a silver 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, and travelling southbound on SR-18 at approximately 40 mph.


    CHP Logo.jpg    The California Highway Patrol of the Arrowhead Headquarters located Running Springs responded to the scene of a two-vehicle traffic collision near mile post marker 41.00. Black ice was suspected as the cause of the Honda driver to loose control and allowed it to cross the solid double yellow lines, into the southbound lane, directly into the path of the Chevrolet. Subsequently, the front of the Chevrolet Tahoe struck the right side of the Honda Civic.


A 22-year-old female from La Habra, CA was travelling as a front seat passenger in the Honda Civic, and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the Honda sustained major injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Bear Valley Community Hospital, where he was later transported by air ambulance to an area trauma center.

Anderson, driver of the Tahoe sustained minor injuries and was not transported by medical personnel.


Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this collision.

California Highway Patrol Officer Baker, #17407, is handling the investigation of the 2-vehicle collision to its conclusion.