Monday, March 31, 2014 at approximately 12:27 a.m., deputies from the Apple
Valley Police Station were dispatched to the report of a traffic collision wherein
a vehicle had struck a Southern California Edison pole.
investigation, it was determined that the driver was travelling East on Bear
Valley Road at a high rate of speed and for unknown reasons left the roadway colliding
with the telephone pole. The vehicle burst into flames, killing the driver. There were no other vehicles involved and no other injuries. All lanes of
traffic were shut down on Bear Valley Road from Kiowa Road to Multnomah. The road
closures are expected to last for several hours to allow the SCE to replace the
telephone pole that was damaged by the impact of the vehicle.
collision is currently under investigation by the Major Accident Investigation
Team (MAIT). Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Jonathon
Gernon at 760-240-7400.
Refer: Trish Hill, Public Information Officer
Phone No: 760-240-7428
Case No: 181401702