Joshua Brock and Russell Pene Jr Involved in Sunfair Dry Lake Bed Crash
Joshua Tree, CA (January 07, 2022) On Saturday, 3 minors were hurt in the Sunfair Dry Lake Bed Crash in Joshua Tree.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that the collision happened around 3:30 p.m.
Moreover, authorities say that 41-year-old Joshua Brock was driving a 2011 Nissan Frontier with 3 minors as passengers, they are all from Yucca Valley.
Meanwhile, 46-year-old Russell Pene Jr, from Banning was in a 1974 GMC truck in the opposite direction in the lake bed.
Pene has a 14-year-old boy passenger also from Banning.
“Both drivers were driving over dirt berms and once they noticed each other, they attempted to avoid a crash by turning to the south,” CHP Officer Casey Simmons says.
Both drivers were unable to avoid each other and collided.
Simmons said, “The two 12-year-old girls were riding in the bed of the Nissan pickup unrestrained and the 4-year-old boy was in the right front seat, not in an approved car seat when the head-on collision occurred.”
Both 12-year-old minors were thrown around the truck, luckily, they were not ejected from the truck.
One of the 12-year-olds was airlifted to Hi-Desert Medical Center due to serious injuries.
The other girl and the 4-year-old boy were sent to Desert Regional Medical Center.
CHP is still investigating the probable cause of the crash, Simmons’ says they are ruling DUI out as a cause.
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