Matthew Lopes Dies in Barstow Head-On Crash on National Trails Highway Old Route 66 near Hodge Road
Barstow, California – 35-year-old Matthew Derek Loper, a Helendale resident, was killed in a Barstow head-on crash on National Trails Highway old Route 66, Thursday morning.
According to the police report, Lopez was driving a black Nissan car when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a school bus with 12 students inside.
The collision happened at around 7:58 a.m. on October 22 near Hodge Road.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department, alongside Paramedics, responded to the crash and pronounced Lopes dead at the scene.
One occupant of the school bus suffered minor injuries.
No other details about the accident were available.
The CHP, Barstow Office, is investigating the accident.