Worker dies at construction site for new Green Tree bridge project

Police block off the entrance to the construction site during an investigation into a Wednesday, June 22, 2022 accident where a semi-truck driver was killed.

Officials for the Victorville Police Department have been able to confirm that a semi-truck driver was killed in a Wednesday morning accident at the construction site of the Green Tree bridge that will eventually connect Victorville to the back end of Spring Valley Lake and through Yucca Loma Road in Apple Valley.

A separate report of the same accident says that a piece of heavy construction equipment, possibly an excavator, fell over and hit the semi truck that the driver was occupying.  

Police say that they responded to the scene on the new construction site at Ridgecrest and Yates Road (that's the area where the street changes from Ridgecrest to Yates.)

The accident has been classified as an "industrial accident." Investigators for the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office and OSHOA will handle the investigation.  An accident occurred between a  piece of heavy equipment and a semi-truck.  The driver of the semi-truck is deceased