Three middle school girls were killed and another seriously hurt after a pickup truck plowed into them in a hit-and-run crash in California on Saturday night, reports said.
The two occupants of the 2002 Chevy Silverado exited the vehicle and hightailed it into the dark desert with flashlights after hitting the four girls – two of them were in wheelchairs – on Camp Rock Road in Lucerne Valley, the Daily Press said.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office identified the three girls pronounced dead at the scene as 11-year-old Willow Sanchez, 12-year-old Daytona Bronas and 13-year-old Sandra Mizer.
Police didn’t name the surviving victim who was airlifted to a local hospital, but the Press identified her as eighth grader Natalia Coe – reportedly one of the two who was in a wheelchair.
The area has desert terrain, with sand difficult to navigate for people on wheelchairs, which one school board member said was a reason the four girls