5 Killed When Van Lands on Car
Authorities probing deadly Mojave Desert crash
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2014 2:29 AM CDT
The site of the crash in Hesperia, California yesterday.   (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

(Newser) – A van hit and landed on top of a sedan sitting at a stop sign in the California desert town of Hesperia yesterday, crushing the car and killing the five people inside, authorities say. A man and a boy were taken from the Honda sedan to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead, and three crushed victims were found inside the vehicle. The man driving the van had only minor injuries, authorities say. He was treated at the scene and released. He had been driving alone when he drifted into the wrong lane and struck the car. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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TessTalks
May 12, 2014 8:18 PM CDT
My guess would be the driver of the van was texting.
Guest
May 12, 2014 11:20 AM CDT
And, as usual, some sick and disgusting individuals voted 'hilarious' and 'ridiculous'... *smh* (Sorry, but that just irks me each time...) Anyway, RIP, victims.
No-Left-Turn
May 12, 2014 7:22 AM CDT
I drive a modest-size sedan. Sitting next to the behemoths that some drive today clearly highlights the risks. Often their bumpers are at the height of my windshield. But apparently, gas will have to hit $6 a gallon to make a dent in American's love affair with oversized vehicles.