The California Highway Patrol Victorville has announced its completion of the investigation into the deadly crash on Highway 18 from mid-December that resulted in the deaths of three people.
Neither speed, alcohol, drugs nor any other influences were factors in the event, CHP told reporters.
The incident took place December 15th on Highway 18 near Apple and Lucerne valleys. An off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy, now identified as 54-year-old Stanley Conway from Apple Valley, was traveling west early in the day when he suddenly lost control of his blue Ford Ranger and went into eastbound traffic, he then struck a silver Subaru, according to the official report.
CHP discovered the cause of the crash was Conway’s “failure to negotiate a curve in the roadway and crossing of the double yellow lines.”
“Both vehicles were approaching the curve at speeds of 60-65 mph, according to witness statements,” CHP Officer Hunt explained. “Conway lost control of his vehicle and entered the opposite lane, where he struck the silver Subaru.”
Conway and the passenger of the Subaru, 29-year-old Chris Lawson from Big Bear Lake, were critically injured, additionally the driver of the Subaru, 32-year-old Jimany Misouk, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities stated.
Lawson was driven to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He suffered multiple broken bones and was in the I.C.U., according to his brother. He remained hospitalized and in a coma until December 30 when he died, the Sheriff Coroner’s Office said.
Conway was flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center, officials said. Conway was released from the hospital and was recovering at home but died on January 20 due to unknown complications; Cindy Bachman from the Sheriff’s Department told reporters.
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