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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE / TIME:            Wednesday, January 15, 2014


INCIDENT:                Arrest Following Fatal Traffic Collision


LOCATION:              U.S. 395 Hwy / Luna Rd, City of Victorville


SUSPECT:                  Steven Manzo, 23, resident of Hesperia


VICTIM:                     Richard Story, 55-Year-Old Male of Encinitas (deceased)




On Saturday, August 10, 2013, deputies responded to a fatal traffic collision that occurred on U.S. 395 Hwy near Luna Rd in the City of Victorville.  Story was traveling northbound on U.S. 395 Hwy when he was struck head-on by Manzo.  Manzo was traveling southbound on U.S. 395 Hwy and for unknown reasons crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided into Story.  Story sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was later pronounced dead at the scene.  Manzo sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital.


Victorville Station’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the scene of the traffic collision and conducted the investigation.  Manzo showed signs of intoxication at the hospital and a blood draw was conducted.  Manzo was not immediately arrested due to his being hospitalized and pending toxicology reports.  Manzo’s blood was determined to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than three times the legal limt of 0.08 percent.


On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, deputies from the Victorville City Station responded to Manzo’s address in Hesperia where he was arrested on a felony warrant for PC 187(a) – Murder.  Manzo was charged with the crime of murder due to a prior driving under the influence conviction that he had received.


Manzo was booked at the Victor Valley Jail for PC 187(a) with a $1,000,000 bail


Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to contact Deputy Ortiz at (760) 241-2911.


Refer:              P. Ortiz, Deputy Sheriff                                


Station:            Victorville Police Department


Phone No.       760-241-2911


Case No.         171308909

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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