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Girl, 5, killed in crash after driver Tyree Anthony Nelson, 40, hits dump truck on Sierra Highway while allegedly under the influence in Mojave, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:27am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Five-year-old girl killed in crash after driver hits dump truck while under the influence

On Wednesday, a little before 3:45 p.m., a vehicle traveling northbound on Sierra Highway went into the southbound lane of traffic and collided with a dump truck.

The driver of the first vehicle was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries. He was found to be under the influence of drugs and arrested.

CHP: Palmdale man under influence of drugs in crash that killed child

The California Highway Patrol said 40-year-old Tyree Anthony Nelson, of Palmdale, was under the influence of drugs while driving the car carrying the child and a woman. 

People Involved: 
Tyree Anthony Nelson
Roadway: 
Sierra Highway
City: 
Mojave, CA

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