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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Saturday January 28th, 2023 :: 06:45 p.m. PST


Deputies Investigating Major Injury Traffic Collision Resulting in Death

DATE/TIME: Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision Resulting in Death

LOCATION: Old Woman Springs Road (SR-247) & Terra Vista Road, Yucca Valley

VICTIM(S): Driver 1, 55 year-old female resident of Perris / Driver 2, 59 year-old male resident of Yucca Valley

SUMMARY: On January 27, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Yucca Valley Deputies responded to and unknown injury traffic collision at Old Woman Springs Road (SR-247) and Terra Vista Road. Deputies learned the female driver of a Chevrolet HHR, drove southbound on SR-247 and collided head on into a Kia Soul, which drove northbound on SR-247. The driver of the Chevrolet sustained major injuries and was transported to Hi-Desert Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Kia was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center for treatment of major injuries. 

The reason for the collision is under investigation, but drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor at this time. Morongo Basin Station Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to the scene and is investigating the collision. Both north and southbound SR-247 were closed, with the assistance of Cal-Trans, for several hours between Buena Vista Drive and Aberdeen Avenue, while deputies conducted their investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy J. Lopez of the Morongo Basin Station (760)-366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy J. Lopez 

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

Case No. 232300202

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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