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UPDATE: Motorcycle Fatality Identified as Cheryl Hightower

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...

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UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Big Bear, Ca, August 31, 2011, 3:44pm –  Although the identity of the victim from this morning’s motorcycle and vehicle accident has still not been released by the San Bernardino Coroner’s office, more information is available as to the events that lead to that fatal accident.  According to CHP, a female rider on a Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling westbound on North Shore Drive at an unknown speed.  It is uncertain as to whether she was attempting to turn left onto Greenway or continue going straight on North Shore when she was struck by a Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound on Greenway impacting the left side of the motorcycle and ejecting it’s rider.  The victim 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 identity of the victim and driver of the Jeep Cherokee is unknown, however, it has been confirmed that the female victim is a mountain resident.   When more information is released we will announce that information as well as post it to our website at...

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Forest Service Employee Fatally Injured in Traffic Accident

Big Bear, Ca, February 12, 2011, 10:45am –A Forest Service employee was struck while riding his motorcycle in Big Bear City Friday evening.  36-year-old Gabriel Pomona was traveling west on North Shore Drive, when a pickup truck hit him while attempting to make a left turn.  The accident occurred at Tinkerbell Avenue at approximately 6:00 pm.  Mr. Pomona was transported to the emergency room at Bear Valley Community Hospital, where he died from his injuries.  The accident is under further investigation by the California Highway...

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