Big Bear, CA, August 31, 2011, 7:00pm – The victim of this morning’s fatal motorcycle accident at Greenway and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City has been identified as Cheryl Hightower, 65, of Hesperia. Ms. Hightower had been a long time employee of the Snow Summit Corporation and was phasing out her employment for retirement. Additionally, the driver of the Jeep Cherokee, who was also involved in the accident, has been identified as Walter Campbell, 60, of Big Bear City. Mr. Campbell was uninjured. According to CHP, Ms. Hightower was riding on a Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling westbound on North Shore Drive when she was struck by Mr. Campbell’s Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound on Greenway impacting the left side of the motorcycle and ejecting it’s rider. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by Big Bear City Fire personnel at approximately 7:45am. The accident caused the intersection at Greenway and North Shore Drive to be closed for 2 to 3 hours with a detour set in place for traffic to avoid the scene of the collision. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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