Victorville, California — Authorities are looking for a fourth seriously injured driver who killed three children and was suspected of hit-and-run while walking on a desert highway in Southern California.
Four young girls (two in a wheelchair, including the only survivor of the collision) collided while walking on Camp Rock Road before 10:30 pm on Saturday, with a white Chevrolet Silverado car. I collided with a drifting place on my shoulder. According to the California Highway Patrol, they hit them from behind on the road.
The accident occurred on a road in the Mojave Desert community in San Bernardino County.
Three girls — Willow Sanchez, 11 years old. Daytona Bronas, 12. And Sandra Mizer, 13, died on the spot. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Autopsy Department announced their names on Monday morning.
“My baby is gone. I can’t keep her anymore,” said Sandra’s grandmother, Tammy Midkiff. KNBC-TV.
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According to a CHP endorheic spokeswoman, Mercy Air took the only surviving girl to the intensive care unit at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. Since then, reports from the community have suggested that she has lost one leg. However, that information has not yet been confirmed.
Natalie Cole, 14, was hospitalized in critical condition.
“Her legs were amputated in an accident, all other limbs were crushed, the liver was bleeding and the kidneys were suffering,” her mother Sherry Orndorf told the station.
“You got your car, saw a dead or dying girl lying on the ground, and ran,” Orlandof said of the truck people.
Jessica Lisler, Vice President of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District Board, said it was nearly impossible for two children in wheelchairs to move through the thick sands of the High Desert. Recently completed a grade at Lucerne Valley Junior High School.
“They’ve just gone out for summer vacation, so this is the first time they’ve been able to sleep, hang out, play, or even be a kid after a year of lockdown,” Rizzler said.
A CHP spokeswoman said it was unclear whether drugs or alcohol affected the hit-and-run.
A spokeswoman said, “Police L. McAllister is investigating the road accident to a conclusion.”
A spokesman for San Bernardino County Sheriff said the agency was not involved in the investigation or investigation of the perpetrators.
According to KNBC-TV, witnesses told their families that truck drivers and passengers stopped after the collision, used flashlights to identify who had collided, and then fled without calling 911.
On Monday, Principal Peter Livingston of the Lucerne Valley Integrated School District has yet to tell Victorville Daily Press, part of the USA TODAY network, what the four children mean to the community. He said it was difficult.
“They touched so many lives,” said Livingston. “Our motto is’We are more than a school district and a family.'” When we experience such a tragedy, we think everyone is there for each other. That’s definitely what’s happening now. “
In an Instagram post on Monday, Livingston said the school district had implemented an emergency response plan to provide assistance to students and their families.
“This tragic situation has had a profound effect on us,” Livingston wrote in a post. “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are directed to the victims’ families, friends, and the entire community. Our school system working together to address the tragic loss of such young women. Thank you for your support. “
CHP urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the Victorville CHP office.
Contribution: Associated Press.
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This article was originally published in the Victorville Daily Press. Three girls killed and one seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Southern California