Victorville, CA – Update: Authorities Identify 2 Killed in Crash on D St at 15 Fwy

Victorville, CA (December 5, 2019) – Authorities have now released the identities of those involved in a fatal head-on collision on Tuesday night, December 3rd. The fatal crash was reported in the 16300 block of D Street near the 15 Freeway at around 10:41 p.m., in the vicinity of Sherman Way.

Victorville Fire Department officials said that a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan collided head-on with a white Chevrolet Colorado along D Street. Initial reports stated that emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where they pronounced at least one person deceased, and one other was administered CPR.

Officers have now confirmed that two people died in the crash. Paul Alexander Friend, 62, of Phelan, and David Ponciano, 28, of Victorville, were pronounced deceased after suffering from catastrophic injuries in the collision. The official cause remains under investigation

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Head-on Collisions in California

While nearly any accident holds the possibility to be devastating, those which occur head-on are regularly among the most severe. In 2018, the deaths of around 48 people per 100,000 were reported following injuries sustained in various motor vehicle collisions. Unfortunately, head-on collisions in California are often detrimental, and protecting your rights as a victim or a family member is of the utmost importance.

We understand that there is generally nothing as challenging as sustaining a sudden injury, and especially the sudden loss of a family member. Following such a distressing event, it is essential to know that you may have very significant rights that are protected by California law.

Our accident attorneys at the May Firm will work with you to preserve your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have been hurt as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our compassionate attorneys today.

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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California.  Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice.  The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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