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News Update!!: Rialto, CA: Both directions of Interstate 10 slowly reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people.

News Update!!: Rialto, CA: Both directions of Interstate 10 slowly reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people.

Both directions of Interstate 10 in Rialto, California are slowly being reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people on Friday, February 16th, 2018.

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The fiery crash occurred near Riverside Avenue shortly before 1:00pm PT.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a concrete pumping truck traveling westbound along Interstate 10 in the third lane crossed over onto eastbound lanes of Interstate 10, taking out a guardrail, and crashes head on into multiple vehicles, including a trash truck and a motorcycle.

Several of the vehicles were fully engulfed in flames, and some of the vehicles were underneath the concrete pumping truck.

Firefighters from Rialto Fire Department, Colton Fire Department, and San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the fiery crash.

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According to the California Highway Patrol, 5 people have been confirmed killed in a crash, a drive was non life threatening injured and sent to a local hospital, and another driver walked away without injuries.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the driver crossed onto the eastbound side.

Both directions of Interstate 10 were closed for hours due to a fiery crash causing a big traffic jam that was backed up for several mile.

Through the afternoon and into the overnight hours, accident investigators investigate the fiery crash well tow crews and Caltrans crews work to remove the wreckage from the fiery crash and clean up any debris as well as make any repairs along both sides of Interstate 10.

As of 6:20am PT on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, the Caltrans District 8 said that 2 lanes of eastbound Interstate 10 at Riverside Avenue are open and the #3 and #4 lanes of westbound Interstate 10 are open.

The California Highway Patrol is asking anybody with dash cam video related to the fiery crash to please contact the California Highway Patrol Office in San Bernardino, California at: 1 (909) 383-4247.

ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the fiery crash.

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News Update!!: Parkland, FL: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

News Update!!: Parkland, FL: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.

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Today, 2 more innocent victims of the deadly school shooting were laid to rest.

A funeral service were held for 15 year old Luke Hoyer was held at Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida.

Luke Hoyer is described by family and friends as a loving, sweet person who loved basketball and who smiled all the time.

Another funeral service was held for 14 year old Alaina Petty was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Coral Springs, Florida.

More than 1,500 mourners thronged the church for the funeral of Alaina Petty.

Family and friends of Alaina Petty say she loved to serve and spent countless hours volunteering for the “Helping Hands” program of her Mormon church.

Alaina Petty was one of three freshmen members of the school’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps who was killed in the deadly school shooting.

The youngest of 4 siblings, Alaina Petty’s older brother Patrick survived the deadly school shooting.

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Family, friends, and a community are also coming together to honor a student who’s being called a hero for helping students, teachers and staff during the deadly school shooting.

The student, 15 year old Peter Wang, stayed behind and held the door open so that students, teachers and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could escape from the gunman.

Peter Wang died holding that door, wearing his Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) uniform.

Family, friends, and neighbors described Peter Wang as a very polite and smart man who hoped one day to attend West Point Military Academy.

Lin Chen, Peter Wang’s cousin, told the Sun-Sentinel that she was not surprised to learn of his actions.

He is so brave. He is the person who is genuinely kind to everyone. He doesn’t care about popularity. He always liked to cheer people up. He is like the big brother everyone wished they had,” Lin Chen told the Sun-Sentinel.

A funeral services for Peter Wang will be held at 11:00am ET on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at Kraeer Funeral Home in Coral Springs, Florida.

Meanwhile, the community is asking the government to give a full-honors military funeral to Peter Wang for his bravery, and an online petition started last Friday urges the United States Congress to honor him with a burial fit for a military hero.

The petition states, “Peter Wang, 15, was one of the students killed in Florida this past week. He was a Jrotc Cadet who was last seen, in uniform, holding doors open and thus allowing other students, teachers, and staff to flee to safety. Wang was killed in the process. His selfless and heroic actions have led to the survival of dozens in the area. Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial.”

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https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-cadet-peter-wang-receive-full-honors-military-burial

The petition so far attracted over 20,000 signatures as of Monday morning and needs to gather 100,000 signatures by Sunday, March 18th, 2018 to get a response from the White House.

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As families, friends, and community come together to remember the innocent victims of the deadly school shooting, the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz was inside a crowded Broward County Courtroom on Monday for a status hearing as attorneys concerning the rules going forward of how documents would be sealed.

The 19 year old suspected shooter sat quietly for most of the 20 minutes he was inside, only saying a few words to his court appointed lawyers.

Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she was in favor of openness whenever possible.

A second hearing was scheduled for later Monday over the possible release of records from the Department of Children and Families.

The evidence against suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

The fate of suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, who’s facing 17 counts of first-degree murder in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, will depend on his mental state and the wishes of the victims’ families, which have a say in how the prosecution proceeds.

Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office is representing Nikolas Cruz, said there were so many warning signs that Nikolas Cruz was mentally unstable and potentially violent that the death penalty might be going too far, and Nikolas Cruz would likely plead guilty if prosecutors opt not to seek the death penalty.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Nikolas Cruz confessed, and they have his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, ammunition clips and video from the school.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation also said it had gotten a call from someone close to Nikolas Cruz who expressed concern that he had “a desire to kill people” and “the potential” to conduct a school shooting.

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On Sunday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office visited 15 year old Anthony Borges, who’s recovering in the hospital after he was shot 5 times during the deadly shooting as he slammed the door of a classroom shut, protecting 20 of his classmates.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office  said it was an honored to visit Anthony Borges and wanted the public to know in a tweet to, “please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all others from.”

 

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During a news conference moments ago, Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel said that the school resource officer never incounter the suspect on the day of the deadly shooting.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel addressed rumors that were circling online, that the suspect was found with a gas mask and gas grenades.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel said that there were “no gas mask and gas grenades” found on the suspect.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is saying that at lease 20 calls for services regarding Nikolas Cruz were made to authorities.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel also said that the son of a deputy who was injured has been release from the hospital today.

Meanwhile, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie is telling the news media that the 3 story freshman school building, Building 12, where the deadly shooting occurred will be torn down.

Parents and students have resoundingly told me they can’t go back into that building regardless of what we do. The other piece I heard is that that building will be used as evidence in any type of legal process that goes forward, so we won’t be able to access the building for a while anyway,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie plans to request funding from Tallahassee to construct a new building somewhere else on the campus, and a memorial put in its place.

Florida legislators reportedly support Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie’s plan and say they will provide the resources to make it happen.

United States of America President Donald Trump said he will come to Florida on Friday, a trip he had scheduled to his home in Palm Beach, Florida prior to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

United States of America President Donald Trump would visit Parkland, Florida and will meet with those involved in dealing with the shooting.

I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth — but people whose lives have been totally shattered. Am also working with Congress on many fronts,” tweeted United States of America President Donald Trump.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation received a tip last month that accused suspect Nikolas Cruz had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate.

A person who was close to Nikolas Cruz called the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s tip line on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and provided information about Nikolas Cruz’s weapons and his erratic behavior, including his disturbing social media posts.

The caller was concerned that Nikolas Cruz could attack a school.

In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged that the tip should have been shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Miami Office and investigated, but it wasn’t.

The startling admission from the Federal Bureau of Investigation come days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation was already facing criticism for its treatment of a tip about a YouTube comment posted last year.

The comment posted by a “Nikolas Cruz” said, “Im going to be a professional school shooter.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also notified about a comment on a YouTube video posted by a “Nikolas Cruz” last year.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the comment, but did not determine who made it.

United States Attorney General Jeff Session ordered a review on what happened in this case and the handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to follow up on those tips.

People are angry at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for dropping the ball in this case, failing to preventing another deadly shooting in America.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling for Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray to resign in wake of what happen in this case.

Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it. An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott.

In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, “On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken. We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.”

In another statement, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray said, “We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly. “We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it.”

Meanwhile, the first funerals of the victims in the deadly school shooting began Friday.

About 400 people, including family, friends and the community, attended 14 year old Alyssa Alhadeff’s funeral and burial at Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel in North Lauderdale.

Alyssa Alhadeff is being described by family and friends as a go-getter and a great soccer player.

Another funeral is scheduled on Friday for 18 year old Meadow Pollack.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Thursday, February 15th, 2018: **

Officials with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the identity of the 17 people killed in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been identified as: Peter Wang, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Luke Hoyer, Alaina Petty, Jamie Guttenberg, Alex Schachter, Martin Duque, Alyssa Alhadaff, Helena Ramsay, Scott J. Beigel, Joaquin Oliver, Cara Loughran, Meadow Pollack, Gina Montalto, Chris Hixon and Carmen Marie Schentrup.

All but 3 of the victims were students with ages ranging from 14 years old to 18 years old.

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The suspect in a deadly school shooting has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Authorities say that Nikolas Cruz reportedly left a comment on a YouTube video last year stating ‘I’m going to be a professional school shooter‘.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect.

The comment posted on YouTube has since been taken down.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge of the Miami division, Robert Lasky, confirmed on Thursday that the bureau received a tip last year about the YouTube comment.

No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time, location or the true identity of the person who made the comment. The FBI conducted database reviews, checks but was unable to further identify the person who actually made the comment,” said Robert Lasky.

 

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Officials are expected to give more information, including the possible release of those victims’ names during a press conference schedule for 10:15am ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

A vigil is being held at 12:00pm ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 on Thursday at the Parkridge Church.

Another vigil will be held at 2:35pm ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at Pine Trails Park.

All are invited to attend the vigils.

Video from NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 captured the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz being taken into the Broward County Jail early Thusday morning.

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Attorney General of Florida says the state will pay funeral expenses for victims and counseling for survivors.

Officials are expected to give more information, including the possible release of those victims’ names during a press conference schedule for 10:15am ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

** As of 4:00pm PT on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018: **

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At least 17 people were dead and 14 people were injured after a former student opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

According to Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel, the suspect was identified as 19 year old Nikolaus Cruz, a former student who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland for disciplinary reasons.

Officials believe the gunman had one AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle, but it was unclear whether he had any other weapons.

The gunman was wearing what appeared to be a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps shirt from the school with an eagle logo on the arm.

Students told NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 that Nikolaus Cruz was a part of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps when he attended the school.

Officials say Nikolaus Cruz was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades when he entered one of the state’s largest schools.

According to Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel, the gunfire began outside the school and continued inside, where 12 of the victims were killed.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel said that Nikolaus Cruz was taken into police custody off campus about an hour after he “committed this horrific, detestable act.”

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Video obtained by NBCNews shows inside a classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the shooting unfolded

Federal and local authorities are telling NBC News that there was no indication that he had an accomplice or accomplices.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has established a tip line, urging people to please call: 1 (800) Call-FBI if they have any information regarding the deadly shooting.

** As of 2:00pm PT on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018: **

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Authorities say the shooting occurred at around 2:19pm MST on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 when a fire alrmes began going off at the school.

As students and teachers came out of their classroom, gunshots were heard creating a scene of chaos.

Students were rushing out into the streets as SWAT team members swarmed in and locked down the building.

According to Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, there were “numerous fatalities” but the exact number was unknown.

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Ambulances converged on the scene as emergency workers appeared to be treating possibly wounded people on the sidewalks.

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, who is approximately 18 years old, was also taken to a nearby hospital.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel is telling parents, “Any parent who is looking for their child, please go to the Marriot at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. in Coral Springs.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were responding to the school to assist Broward Sheriff’s Office and Coral Springs Police Department.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he has spoken with law enforcement about the shooting.

United States of America President Donald Trump tweeted, “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. **

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Deputies arrested 2 people in Spike’s Desert Dog Park sign graffiti.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Deputies arrested 2 people in Spike’s Desert Dog Park sign graffiti.

ZachNews has learn that at least 2 people have been arrested in the graffiti of the Spike’s Desert Dog Park sign in Needles, California

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 9:43pm PT on Friday, January 12th, 2018, deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of J Street, reference a vandalism.

The reporting party told deputies she observed a white male and black male spray paint the Spikes Desert Dog Park sign with red spray paint.

Deputies conducted an area check, but were unable to locate the two subjects.

On Saturday, January 13th, 2018, deputies observed several locations in the area of Orange Drive and South L Street that had red spray paint graffiti.

Deputies also responded to several calls for service, reference red spray paint graffiti.

Deputies identified a possible suspect and began checking various locations throughout the city, but were unsuccessful.

On Monday, January 15th, 2018, deputies had contact with 25 year old Javience Alexander from Las Vegas, Nevada reference a theft on the 900 block of East Broadway.

Javience Alexander was arrested at that time for the theft.

Javience Alexander was identified as the black male suspect involved in spray painting the sign.

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 0707 hours, deputies began looking for the second suspect, 25 year old Bastian Sanchez from Needles, California who was located on Cibola and B Street.

Bastian Sanchez was taken into custody without incident.

Both Alexander and Sanchez were booked for felony vandalism at the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California and are both being held on $25,000 bond, pending a court hearing.

The City of Needles was notified about the graffiti incident and sent public work crews with the City of Needles to remove the graffiti.

Public work crews with the City of Needles have removed on Monday, January 15th, 2018 graffiti on the Spike’s Desert Dog Park sign at the intersection of Hospitality Lane and J Street, down the hill from Dollar General store.

During the Needles Recreation and Parks Meeting, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told members of the Needles Recreation and Parks that they’re going to look into anti graffiti paint or codeine to deterred vandals.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com.

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News Update!!: Essex, CA: All lanes reopened after semi truck rollover crash along eastbound Interstate 40.

News Update!!: Essex, CA: All lanes reopened after semi truck rollover crash along eastbound Interstate 40.

All lanes along eastbound Interstate 40 are reopened after a semi truck rollover crash near Essex, California at around 2:22am PT on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017.

California Highway Patrol and firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department’s Station 32 responded to the scene of the rollover crash.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the semi truck is okay.

All lanes of eastbound Interstate 40 were blocked because the rollover crash and traffic was backed up.

Caltrans crews along with towing crews worked to upright the semi truck that was laying on side and clean up some diesel fuel that leaked onto eastbound lanes of Interstate 40.

This picture from Drew’s News shows the up righted semi truck as towing crews work to get the semi truck ready to tow away.

As of 12:29pm PT, the California Highway Patrol reports lanes are cleared, but there is some traffic in the area.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting.

A Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting was held on Friday, December 1st, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Special Needles City Council Executive Session Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

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  • Agenda Item A:

Conference Withlegal Counsel-anticipatedlitigation Pursuant To Government Code Section 54956.9(D)(4) (One Case).

 

  • Agenda Item B:

Conference Withlegal Counsel-anticipatedlitigation Pursuant To Government Code Section 54956.9(D)(2) And/or (3) (One Case).

 

  • Agenda Item C:

Public Employee Discipline/dismissal/release Pursuant To Government Code Section 54957.

 

**** Needles City Attorney Report on Executive Session: ****

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  • Agenda Item A:

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

 

  • Agenda Item B:

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney reports that there was no reportable action taken.

 

  • Agenda Item C:

Needles City Attorney John Pinkney reports that there was no reportable action taken yet.

 

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

News Update!!: Essex, CA: Brush fire put out along Interstate 40.

News Update!!: Essex, CA: Brush fire put out along Interstate 40.

A brush fire that was burning along the north side of westbound Interstate 40, at mile marker 92, near Essex, California has been put out.

According to the California highway Patrol, the brush fire was reported at 11:32am PT on Sunday, November 26th, 2017.

Fire department crews from San Bernardino County Fire Department were able to stop the spread of the brush fire.

The cause of the brush fire is unknown and is under investigation.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Injured man in traffic accident along Needles Highway has died.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Injured man in traffic accident along Needles Highway has died.

ZachNews has learn that a man has died from his injuries in a traffic accident along Needles Highway, approximately 3 miles south of the Avi Resort and Casino, in Needles, California that occurred at 6:04pm PT on Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the man identified as 65 year old Avetis Karamusan from Canyon Country, California died from his injuries after being taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

The California Highway Patrol said Avetis Karamusan was an unrestrained passenger in the vehicle.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the 2017 Toyota that was involved in the crash, identified as 42 year old Joey Karamusan from Canyon Country, California suffered major broken bones and was also taken by ambulance to taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

Another passenger in the Toyota suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of the 2017 Nissan involved in the crash, identified as 30 year old Rudy Butler from Apple Valley, California was taken to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona with moderate injuries.

At least 3 passengers from Rudy Butler’s vehicle were flown with non-life threatening injuries to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department advised the California Highway Patrol that at least 3 vehicles are involved in the traffic accident.

 

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According to the California Highway Patrol, the traffic accident was a “head on” crash that was blocking lanes.

Mohave Valley Fire Department along with San Bernardino County Fire Department, Fort Mohave Mesa fire department, Bullhead City Fire Department and Baker ambulance responded to the vehicle accident.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, at least 8 patients were transported, including 5 patients by ground and 3 patients by air to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As seen in the pictures above from the Mohave Valley Fire Department, medical helicopters landed at the Avi Resort and Casino parking lot for air transport.

Tow truck crews cleaned up the damaged vehicles and reopened Needles Highway.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends in the Avetis Karamusan. **

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