Two people were killed in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a 1984 red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided on the passenger side door, by Brooke Nemeth, 23, of Yucca Valley, who was driving westbound on Yucca Trail in a 1997 black Cherokee.
Both vehicles came to rest just west of the intersection on the north shoulder of Yucca Trail. The driver of the Bronco, a 65-year-old man from Yucca Valley, was pulled from the vehicle by rescue personnel and died at the scene. His passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Junction City, Kansas, was also killed in the crash. Their names have not yet been released pending notification of next of kin. Neither alcohol or drugs are suspected to be a factor in the crash. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash.
In a side note, while covering the story, a Z107.7 staffer was assaulted by a combative Sheriff’s Deputy, who slapped a cellphone camera to the ground, breaking it. Z107.7 has requested an investigation.