Maria Sanchez, 84, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after another driver attempted a U-turn and struck the car in which she was a passenger. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, Michael V. Santos, 23, was driving east on Highway 138 east of the 15 Freeway in Hesperia, California, the night of August 23, 2009, when he made a U-turn in front of another car driven by 43-year-old Maria Santana. The two vehicles collided and Santana's car rolled over ejecting Sanchez. Santana, Santos and Santos' passenger--22-year-old Sandra Alcantar--were all taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. Sanchez was also taken to an area hospital where she died, California Highway Patrol officials said.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Maria Sanchez for their devastating loss. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sanchez. Please keep them in your prayers.