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2 dead in head-on crash on Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley

By in Press Enterprise on November 4, 2017

By Beau Yarbrough

Two people are dead after a head-on crash Friday on Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the collision occurred shortly before 2:07 p.m. near Twentynine Palms Highway and La Honda Way.

According to investigators, a silver Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound along Twentynine Palms sideswiped a Chevrolet pickup truck driving the same direction. The Corolla then shifted into the turn lane as a Lincoln MKZ, traveling westbound along Twentynine Palms, also entered the turn lane, and the Corolla struck the MKZ head-on.

Both the Corolla’s driver, Doreen Hollingsworth, 83, of Yucca Valley, and the Corolla’s passenger, an 83-year-old Morongo Valley resident, died at the scene, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office. The passenger’s name was being withheld until his family could be notified of his death.

The occupants of the MKZ were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

The Morongo Basin Major Investigation Team is still investigating the cause of the collision

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at 760-366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact We Tip by calling 1-800-78 CRIME (1-800-782-7463) or by visiting WeTip.com online.

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