APPLE VALLEY – A person was struck and killed Sunday night in Apple Valley. The traffic accident occurred around 8:30 PM in the 18700 block of Hwy 18 (near Tao Road). SBSO Apple Valley deputies responded and found an individual in the eastbound lanes of the roadway. Apple Valley Fire responded and pronounced the victim deceased on scene. The victim was struck along a dark stretch of the highway and appears to have been attempting to cross the busy roadway between control intersections. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian appears to have stopped and was cooperating with SBSO deputies. Eastbound traffic was being diverted off Hwy 18 pending a formal investigation. A request for information has been submitted to the SBSO PIO but no response has been received as of 9:30 PM.
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