Girl dies after ATV hit-and-run crash that killed friend


An 11-year-old girl was declared brain dead and removed from life support Wednesday, four days after an all-terrain vehicle struck her and killed her best friend near Apple Valley.

Christina “Tina” Bird was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m. at Loma Linda University Medical Center, family member Ernie Nunez confirmed. Her death follows that of Jacob Martinez, 12, who was killed in Saturday’s crash.

Tina and Jacob were celebrating the Fourth of July weekend with their families at an Inland Empire campground. The children were riding a small ATV about 9 p.m. Saturday when they were struck on Stoddard Wells Road by a larger Polaris off-road vehicle, authorities said. The vehicle fled the scene after the crash.

A bystander found the children in the Stoddard Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area,…



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