APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) – Four people were killed and another was seriously injured in an accident on Saturday night.
The Apple Valley Fire Department responded to a head-on collision that was reported at 8:32 p.m. on National Highway 18 near Sierra Pelona Drive.
Firefighters spotted two vehicles, a white 1994 Chevy Suburban and a 2021 Toyota Tundra, two badly damaged vehicles along the eastbound shoulder of the highway.
Emergency personnel pulled one person out of the accident. A California Highway Patrol helicopter landed and airlifted the person to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Officials said three occupants of the Suburban and one occupant of the Toyota were pronounced dead at the scene.
Traffic on Highway 18 is expected to be suspended in both directions for several hours due to the incident.
The identities of the four people killed in the crash have not been revealed, pending notification of next of kin. No further details were immediately available.