Dusty Aaron Cox

Mar. 21, 1988 – Sep. 10, 2008

A young Barstow man died early Wednesday morning and a girl was arrested after the car they were driving crashed into a power pole.

Dusty Aaron Cox, 20, a Barstow High School class of 2006 graduate, was pronounced dead at the scene after being thrown from the 2007 Kia Optima in which he was a passenger.

The car veered off the road and struck the pole at about 1:12 a.m. on the 2000 block of westbound Lenwood Road, west of Interstate 15, according to Barstow Police Department call logs and San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department spokeswoman Sandy Fatland.

Cox was not wearing a seatbelt, Fatland said.

The KEY to this death is the young man was not wearing a seat belt but the driver who was not seriously injured was wearing hers.
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