On January 24, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.,
Deputies from the Hesperia Station along with rescue personnel from the San
Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle vs pedestrian
traffic collision in the area of Santa Fe Ave. near Sultana St. in Hesperia. Deputies
and rescue personnel arrived to find the male pedestrian down and suffering
from major injuries. Despite efforts of rescue personnel, the male victim was
pronounced deceased at the scene from major injuries sustained in the impact.
The Hesperia Station Major
Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to conduct the investigation. It was
determined that a Dodge pickup truck traveling north on Santa Fe that was being
driven by a female Hesperia resident did not see the victim as he was
attempting to cross the street in front of her. The female driver immediately
stopped and called 911. The female driver of the Dodge and her juvenile
passenger did not sustain any injuries during the collision.
Santa Fe Ave. was closed in
both directions for several hours while investigators processed the scene. The cause
of the collision is still under investigation by the Hesperia Station MAIT Investigators.
Anyone who may have witnessed
the collision is asked to contact Deputy Simon DeMuri at the Hesperia Station.
Refer: Sergeant Doug Hubbard
Phone No: (760) 947-1511