Double Fatal Crash / Lucerne Valley 7.3.20

LUCERNE VALLEY – An traffic accident this morning in Lucerne Valley resulted in two fatalities. The accident occurred around 6:50 AM on Hwy 18 near Custer Avenue (31000 block of Hwy 18). SBCo Fire Engine 8 responded and reported two individuals deceased on scene. A Mercy Air Ambulance was requested and transported one person to the trauma center at Loma Linda. At least two others were transported to local hospitals. CHP Victorville is handling the investigation. The CHP Victorville PIO stated that he would send out a Press Release once the Investigating Officer had returned to the station. It is not known whether the accident was 4th of July travel related but Hwy 18 is the ‘back way’ into Big Bear.