Wimol Gonzalez Killed, 4 Hurt in Head-on Crash
PHELAN, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2019) — Wimol Gonzalez, 56, of Reseda, died, four others were hurt in a head-on collision involving two vehicles on state Route 18, also known as Palmdale Road.
The 7:40 p.m. collision was reported Tuesday night at 7:40 p.m., just west of Beekley Road in Phelan. Gonzalez was a passenger in a 2018 Nissan Sentra that was attempting to pass a semi-tractor trailer truck. Instead, the eastbound Sentra crashed into an oncoming westbound silver 2017 GMC pickup truck, just west of Sheep Creek Road. A witness told authorities that both the Nissan and GMC’s drivers swerved onto the dirt shoulder to avoid crashing, but still crashed head-on.
Gonzalez was pronounced dead by first responders at the scene at 7:55 PM.
San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel and CHP officers responded to help all those involved. Unfortunately, Gonzalez died at the scene and a second person suffered major injuries in the crash. The injured driver was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment of major injuries.
Meanwhile, three people who were in the GMC pickup truck were also taken to hospitals for undisclosed injuries.
A German Shepherd and a Yorkie dog were in the GMC truck. The German Shepherd took off when the door to the pickup was opened and the Yorkie suffered broken legs in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
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Palmdale Road (Highway 18) and Beekley Road in Phelan
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