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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:                       January 24, 2014/ 1757 Hours


INCIDENT:                          FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION




VICTIM:                               ROBERT COLNGA, Jr - 43 YEAR OLD MALE, HESPERIA RESIDENT



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


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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