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Woman killed in wrong-way driver crash on I-15 in Victorville

December 8, 2012 | 12:53 pm

A passenger was killed and two other people were injured Saturday morning when a sports utility vehicle drove on the wrong side of I-15 in Victorville at speeds up to 100 mph and crashed head-on with a car, officials said.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle resisted medical help and arrest and had to be subdued with taser guns before being taken to a local hospital, said CHP Officer Mario Lopez. Charges against that driver are pending the results of drug tests. His identity and that of his woman passenger, who was killed in the crash, were not released.

The driver of the other vehicle reportedly suffered moderate injuries and also was being treated at an area hospital.

Lopez said a white Jeep Cherokee driving northbound on the southbound side of the roadway smashed into a black Mazda RX8 near Bear Valley Road around 7:30 a.m. It was not known at what point the wrong-way vehicle entered the freeway, which was completely shut down for about a half and hour and then only one southbound lane was kept closed to traffic for more than two hours more, he said.

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