An Oak Hills woman died in a broadside crash in Hesperia Thursday night. The fatal crash occurred around 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Olive Street. According to police, a Honda Accord traveling west on Olive pulled out in front of a Dodge Challenger going north on Maple. The Dodge then broadsided the Honda, and both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
Police on the scene said the driver of the Honda was unresponsive. They transported the victim, 45-year-old Carrie Sutherland of Oak Hills, to Desert Valley Hospital. She died from her injuries less than an hour later.
The Dodge driver, a male who has not been identified, suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for a leg fracture.
Fatal Broadside Crash Under Investigation
The accident shut down the intersection, as well as some surrounding streets, for several hours. The Hesperia Sheriff’s Station Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the fatal broadside crash. They do not suspect alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.
“We offer our condolences to Ms. Sutherland’s family during this difficult time,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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