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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Victorville - Fatal Traffic Collision

DATE:        September 17, 2013

LOCATION: Palmdale Road East of US 396, Victorville 

INVOLVED PARTY:  Michael Maldonado, age 23 of Victorville

INVOLVED PARTY:  Alyssa Florez, age 19 of Victorville

INVOLVED PARTY:  Robert Gay, age 63 of Hesperia


On Tuesday September 17, 2013, at approximately 08:16 p.m., Victorville Deputies were dispatched to a report of an unknown injury vehicle collision on Palmdale Rd, east of US 395 in the City of Victorville.


When deputies arrived they found Michael Maldonado and Aylssa Florez lying in the street with severe traumatic injuries. Through investigation it was discovered Robert Gay was traveling eastbound on Palmdale Rd from US 395 in a red Honda Accord. Maldonado and Florez were attempting to cross Palmdale Rd running southbound. Gay’s vehicle struck Maldonado and Florez causing serious injuries to both. Gay immediately stopped his vehicle and waited for emergency personnel to arrive. Maldonado and Florez were immediately transported to local hospitals. Florez was pronounced dead at the hospital. Maldonado is currently recovering at a trauma center.


At this time it does not appear alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision. Deputies are still investigating if Gay’s Vehicles’ speed played a factor in the collision.


Palmdale Rd was closed to traffic in both directions in the area of the collision until approximately 01:58 a.m. This is an ongoing investigation by the Victorville Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Deputies are looking to interview anyone who may have witnessed this collision occur. Anyone with information about the collision is requested to contact Deputy Mooradian at 760-955-3128.



Refer:              Troy Mooradian, Deputy Sheriff                               


Station:            Victorville Police Department


Phone No.       760-955-3128


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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