Authorities on Tuesday have been searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed three younger women — two of them wheelchairs — and left a fourth with life-threatening accidents as they walked alongside a Southern California desert freeway.
Willow Sanchez, 11, Daytona Bronas, 12, and Sandra Mizer, 13, all of Lucerne Valley, have been struck shortly earlier than 10:30 p.m.
Saturday as they walked on Camp Rock Highway and have been struck by a white Chevrolet Silverado that drifted onto the shoulder of the street and struck them from behind, the California Freeway Patrol mentioned.
The crash occurred on a stretch of street within the Mojave Desert group in San Bernardino County.
“My child’s gone. I can not have her no extra,” Sandra’s grandmother, Tammy Midkiff, instructed KNBC-TV.
Natalie Cole, 14, was hospitalized in important situation. “Her leg was amputated within the accident, all her different limbs are shattered and her liver is bleeding, her kidneys are struggling,” her mom, Sherrie Orndorff, instructed the station.
“You bought our of your car, checked out these useless and dying women on the bottom, and also you ran,” Orndoff mentioned of the folks within the truck.
Orndoff, who was Willow’s large sister, mentioned the children had been spending the night time at her home and determined to go for a stroll.
The motive force and passenger within the truck stopped after the collision and used a flashlight to see who that they had hit earlier than operating off with out calling 911, leaving the truck, witnesses instructed members of the family, in accordance with KNBC-TV.