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Driving under the influence of methamphetamine is suspected in a fatal mid-day crash in the high desert city of Hesperia, say San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials.

A 63-year-old Cadillac driver from Hesperia died at a hospital after the 11:35 a.m. wreck Tuesday, June 16, at Phelan Road and Bellflower Street, about a mile west of Highway 395.

The westbound Cadillac crossed into on-coming traffic and collided nearly head-on with a GMC Terrain SUV occupied by a 76-year-old Oklahoma man and his 71-year-old wife, sheriff’s spokeswoman Karen Hunt said in a written statement.

The impact spun the Cadillac into an eastbound Kia driven by a 48-year-old Phelan woman.

A helicopter crew flew the elderly Oklahoma man to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton for treatment of a broken arm and a possibly broken leg, according to the statement.

His wife and the Kia driver were taken to the same hospital with what were described as moderate injuries.

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