Yucca Valley, CA– On 07/07/2011 at 2:23PM, 11 year old Jeffrey Matzek a resident of Landers, was the front passenger in a 1992 Honda Civic that his father was driving northbound on State Route 247 south of Terra Vista Road in Yucca Valley.
The driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve into the northbound lane where it was struck head on by a Burrtek disposal truck.
Paramedics responded and Jeffery was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The driver was transported to an area hospital. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the collision.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the Matzek Family. One could not even dream of how one can live with such a tragedy.