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Motorist fleeing nightclub patrons apparently kills pedestrian

Image: Map shows location of where a motorist killed a pedestrian in Victorville. Source: Google Maps A man fleeing “a large group of patrons” from inside a Victorville nightclub early Friday morning apparently hit and killed a 29-year-old woman when he jumped in his car and sped out of the parking lot, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim, Damisha Ford of Victorville, was transported to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, where she died of her injuries, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at Teaser’s Night Club on Seventh Street in Victorville at 12:42 a.m. The suspect had run out of the bar, pursued by a large group of patrons, and quickly got into his 2009 Dodge Charger, according to a statement released by the Sheriff’s Department.

As he tried to leave, two other cars blocked his path and people from the bar began to throw bottles at his vehicle and jump on top of it, authorities said. The suspect then accelerated quickly in reverse, hitting the victim.

A bar security guard fired several shots at the car, striking it several times. The Charger was found by deputies several blocks away, abandoned and disabled. Deputies said that the registered owner of the car was not the driver, and investigators still are trying to identify the suspect.

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--Phil Willon

Image: Map shows where a motorist apparently killed a pedestrian in Victorville. Source: Google Maps

 
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