Two Injuries Reported after Solo-Vehicle Accident near Haugen-Lehmann Way

WHITEWATER, CA (August 2, 2023) – Friday afternoon, a single-vehicle crash along Interstate 10 off-ramp left Samuel Stocker dead and two other passengers hospitalized.

The incident happened on July 14th, at around 2:36 p.m., in the eastbound lanes of Interstate ten, at the Haugen-Lehmann Way exit.

Based on the initial investigation, a 2003 white Honda Pilot sped across several lanes to get to an offramp. The Honda then lost control struck a rock in a dirt embankment, and overturned. The vehicle was then stopped when it struck a light pole.

As a result of the collision, three occupants of the Honda were ejected from the vehicle.

Responding emergency personnel declared the driver of the Honda dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics transported a 30-year-old female and another passenger from Banning to a hospital for treatment of injuries.

Later, authorities identified the deceased driver as 29-year-old Samuel Stocker of Mentone. The California Highway Patrol reminded motorists to “only drive a vehicle with a safety belt/child safety seat for every occupant and always buckle up.”

The Sweet James team sends our warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Samuel Stocker. May the memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.

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