Highway collision with Humvee kills Yucca Valley woman

April 20th, 2013 | by Crystal Chatham | Comments

A High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or "humvee," travels on base to one of three forward operating bases set up during a training exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms on February 21, 2007. (Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun)

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office today released the name of a woman killed Friday when her vehicle was struck by a military humvee on Highway 62.

Kristin Thrawl, 26, of Yucca Valley was driving a 2010 Ford Focus westbound on Highway 62 in Joshua Tree at 3:30 p.m. when a humvee traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center divider and struck her. Thrawl was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:45 p.m.

The humvee was traveling eastbound along the highway and traveling in the direction of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms.

Humvee is a common nickname for the military’s HMMWV, or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. The four-wheel drive utility vehicle comes in multiple body styles and various levels of ballistic plating.

The accident occurred 1 mile east of White Feather Road and is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

No mishap summary has been posted by the military’s Naval Safety Center at this time.

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