Joshua Tree, CA (July 30, 2020) – 62-year-old Bronson White, a resident of Twentynine Palms, sustained critical injuries after he colliding with another vehicle along State Route 62 in Joshua Tree, just east of White Feather Road.

77-year-old Richard Lorge, also a resident of Twentynine Palms, who was traveling along State Route 62 in the opposite direction, was killed as a result of the accident.

An official from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department stated that White was driving a 2003 Ford Thunderbird, heading westbound on State Route 62 when, for reasons that have not yet been determined, his car strayed onto the road’s north shoulder, just before California Avenue. 

In his effort to maneuver the car back onto the road, he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to spin and make its way across all lanes of traffic and into the path of an eastbound Toyota pickup truck.

The collision between the two vehicles resulted in Lorge becoming stuck inside of his pick-up truck. A local fire and rescue team was able to safely extricate Lorge. He was then transported via ambulance to Hi-Desert Medical Center, and airlifted from there to Desert Regional Medical Center where he passed away a short while later.

An investigation into this accident is being conducted by the California Highway Patrol-Morongo.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Richard Lorge, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree, CA - Richard Lorge Killed in Wreck on SR-62 

From January 2018 to June 2018, the number of car accident-related fatalities in California increased by nearly 4% when compared to that same time frame from the previous year. Experts have determined that an increase of this size during the first half of the year is a good indicator that there will be an overall increase in vehicular deaths for the whole year.

The loss of a loved one is always a distressing, heartbreaking experience but when someone you love was taken from you in an avoidable accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, the devastation and emotional trauma cut much deeper. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

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