It’s was about two weeks ago that a car crashed into the Aqueduct off Main Street near Escondido in Hesperia, killing a mother and two children. A sheriff’s dive team has found the body of a 2 year old child who was also in the vehicle and had been missing since the crash happened.
CBS Los Angeles reports that on Thursday in the aqueduct in Hesperia just south of Farmington at 7th Avenue, the body believed to be 2-year-old Noah Abbott, the boy from the crash was recovered.
Pending is the scientific positive identification. That will be determined by the Coroner’s Office.
On March 2 at about 6:40 p.m, Noah along with his 31-year-old mother Christina Eileen Estrada, and his brothers, 3-year-old Jeremiah Robert Abbott and 10-year-old Elijah Estrada were all in a red Volkswagen convertible when it struck and crashed through a guardrail off of Main Street and into the aqueduct. The vehicle became fully engulfed by water.
According to authorities, 10 year-old Elijah was found in the aqueduct hanging on to flotation buoys. The young boy told deputies that there were three more family members still inside the submerged car. Elijah was hospitalized and finally released to recover at home.
The dive team found 3 year-old Jeremiah and he taken to a hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead. The mother, Christina Estrada’s body was found inside the vehicle after the car was pulled from the water.
For two days after the crash the San Bernardino County sheriff’s Dive Team members extensively looked for baby Noah’s body. The search became hindered by zero visibility in the water and had to be stopped when full water pressure returned to the aqueduct.
There were deputies who had been assigned to patrol the roadway that parallels the aqueduct to look for any signs of Noah.
Now the child can be laid to rest by his family.