Nicole Mendoza Dies in Overturned Crash on Shadow Mountain Road Near Rivers Edge Road
HELENDALE, CA (February 6, 2019)– A 23-year-old woman and her unborn son were killed in an overturned crash on Shadow Mountain Road near Rivers Edge Road on Jan. 30.
Nicole Mendoza was identified as the 23-year-old Helendale woman operating the 2006 Ford Focus that was heading eastbound on Shadow Mountain Road. Under unknown circumstances, the mother of a 1-year-old lost control and overturned in the open desert around 8:05 a.m.
Officials believe Mendoza, who was carrying her unborn son, was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The crash is under investigation by authorities and anyone who would like to add any information to help officials determine what had happened is urged to contact the Victorville office at 760-241-1186.
The family has created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for her memorial.
Our sincere thoughts and sympathies go out to the family and friends of Nicole Mendoza.
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