Two-Vehicle Crash on Reche Road near Valencia Drive Kills 56-Year-Old Man
LANDERS, CA (May 23, 2021) – Leroy Thomas Plum was killed in a two-vehicle accident near Landers in San Bernardino County early Friday morning, May 21.
The accident happened around 3:05 a.m. on Reche Road, just east of Valencia Drive. According to the California Highway Patrol, Plum was standing outside of a 2004 Dodge truck that had broken down. At the same time, 61-year-old Darren Coleman of Twentynine Palms was driving a white 2021 Nissan Kicks eastbound on Reche Road.
The Nissan struck the left side of the pick-up truck and pinned Plum between the two vehicles.
Responding paramedics pronounced Plum dead at the scene.
A front seat passenger of the Nissan, 54-year-old Colleen Coleman, and a 13-year-old boy who was not wearing a seatbelt in the back seat, suffered serious injuries. Paramedics took them to Desert Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, Darren Coleman had minor injuries and was also transported to Desert Regional Medical Center.
Plum was a 56-year-old resident of Landers, according to the coroner’s office.
The crash is still under investigation. Officers asked anyone with information to call CHP Officer Miller at 760-366-3707.
Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Leroy Plum.
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