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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:                     December 4, 2013 1500 Hours


INCIDENT:                        Fatal Traffic Collision


LOCATION:                       Banyan Street / East Avenue, in Rancho Cucamonga


PARTY #1:                        Nelson Allen Broedling, age 69 a resident of Nevada / White 2000 Ford F350 Pickup Truck


PARTY #2:                        9 Year Old White Female Juvenile (Deceased)


PARTY #3:                        7 Year Old White Male Juvenile (Brother of Deceased)


On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at about 1500 hours, two juveniles (a brother and sister) were walking eastbound on Banyan Street from Etiwanda Colony Elementary School.  As they crossed East Avenue on the south side of Banyan Street, a 69 year old white male adult driving a 2000 Ford F350 pickup truck was preparing to make a left turn and head south on East Avenue from Banyan.  The driver of the truck did not see the two juveniles crossing in front of his vehicle and a collision occurred.  Both juveniles were struck by the vehicle and both subsequently transported to the San Antonio Community Hospital.  The 9 year old female succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased upon arrival.  Her 7 year old brother is currently being treated for moderate injuries and is expected to fully recover.


Investigators with the Major Accident Investigation Team are actively trying to determine the exact cause of the collision.  Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who might have additional information pertinent to the case is encouraged to contact the investigators at the numbers listed below.

REFER TO: Deputy Robert Baxter or Sergeant Phill Dupper

Rancho Cucamonga Police Traffic Unit

(909) 477-2800 / (909) 477-2817

REPORT #: 111313890


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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