Fatality after suspected hit and run on Hwy 14

Fatality after  suspected  hit and run  on Hwy 14By BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

California Highway Patrol officials have issued a “be on the lookout” broadcast for our area regarding a suspected hit-and-run driver, following a traffic fatality on Highway 14 on Friday.

According to a CHP release, officers responded to a traffic collision on Highway 14 near the Highway 58 offramp at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. The officers discovered that a 2007 Honda Accord had rolled down an embankment and that the driver Christina Tristan, 41-year-old Boron resident, had sustained fatal injuries.

Physical evidence suggests an unknown tractor-trailer combination was traveling east on Highway 58 and had blocked the northbound lanes of Highway 14 Tristan was approaching at a high speed. She reportedly “applied the brakes and turned her vehicle sharply to the right ... [but] was unable to avoid a collision, and the Honda struck the rear trailer.”

California City Police Department, Barstow CHP, Antelope Valley CHP, Kern County Sheriff, San Bernardino County Sheriff and CHP Air Operations all assisted with searching the roadways for the hit-and-run suspect without success.

The CHP Mojave Area is asking for the public’s help in locating any witnesses to the collision.

Those with information to call the CHP’s Bishop Dispatch Center at 760-872-5900 or 800-TELL-CHP.

Story First Published: 2017-11-03