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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Hesperia - Fatal Traffic Collision

DATE/TIME:              October 16, 2013/5:43 p.m.

LOCATION:                Live Oak Street and Pyrite Avenue, Hesperia 

INVOLVED PARTY:  Male victim, identification pending notification of next of kin


On October 16, 2013 at about 5:43 p.m., Deputies from the Hesperia Station along with rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle, motorcycle traffic collision in the area of Live Oak St. and Pyrite Ave. in Hesperia. It was reported by witnesses that the male rider of the motorcycle was down in the roadway and suffering from serious injuries. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered that the rider of a 1999 Kawasaki road bike had been traveling east on Live Oak St. approaching Pyrite Ave. when for unknown reasons he lost control and crashed. The victim was initially treated by rescue personnel at the scene and transported by ground to Desert Valley Hospital. Despite efforts from medical personnel, the victim died at the hospital from major injuries he sustained during the collision.


The Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to conduct the investigation. It was determined that the victim was traveling at a high rate of speed on Live Oak St. and lost control of his motorcycle on the dirt shoulder of the roadway near Pyrite Ave. The victim was ejected off the bike and sustained major injuries upon impact with the roadway. It has not been determined if alcohol is a factor in the collision. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.


Live Oak Street was closed in the area for about 3 hours while investigators processed the scene for evidence. The collision is still under investigation by the Hesperia Station MAIT Investigators.


Any information regarding the collision, please contact Deputy Kevin McCurdy at the Hesperia Station.






Refer:  Sergeant Doug Hubbard


Station: Hesperia        


Phone No: (760) 947-1511    

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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