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Val Verde Woman Jailed For Attempted Murder

khts_crime_genericA Val Verde woman faces attempted murder charges after crashing her car into the center divider of the 14 freeway last Thursday.

Heather Damron, 20, was driving southbound on the 14 near Placerita Canyon Road at 4:15 a.m. when she and a female passenger started arguing. Damron intentionally turned the steering wheel toward the center divider, causing the car to crash into the median.

After the impact, the passenger grabbed the keys from the ignition. Damron grabbed the passenger by the neck and proceeded to punch her in the face. When deputies arrived, they found the victim to be bleeding from the nose and damage to the car from the collision. A male passenger who had been riding in the back seat was not injured.


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The female victim was treated at the scene for her injuries, and Damron was taken to the hospital for observation. Upon her release, she was arrested.

She is being held at the Century Detention Center in Lynwood in lieu of $500,000 bail. She faces attempted murder and domestic battery charges. Damron is due in court on Thursday.