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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 :: 08:06 a.m. PDT


Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle on State Highway 18 in Apple Valley

DATE/TIME: March 15, 2023 at 12:23 AM

INCIDENT:  Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crash

LOCATION: State Highway 18 / Symeron Road, Apple Valley, CA

VICTIM:  Adult Male, 27-years-old, Resident of Victorville

On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at approximately 12:23 AM, deputies from the Apple Valley Station, and rescue personnel from the Apple Valley Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic crash.The crash occurred on State Highway 18 between the intersections of Symeron Road and Rancherias Road in the Town of Apple Valley.

Deputies determined a 27-year-old male was walking on State Highway 18 in the #2 eastbound lane. A 2003 GMC Yukon was driving eastbound on State Highway 18 in the #2 lane and crashed into the pedestrian. It is unknown if the pedestrian was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The driver of the GMC was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  

The pedestrian sustained major injuries and pronounced deceased on scene.  Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigative Team (M.A.I.T) arrived and are conducting an investigation. Eastbound  lanes of State Highway 18 were closed for about two hours while investigators processed the scene for evidence.

Anyone with any information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy R. Grissom at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400 of Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy R. Grissom 

Station: Apple Valley M.A.I.T.

Phone No: (760) 240-7400

Case No. 182301322

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

SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Pkwy
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Emergency: 9-1-1

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