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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



DATE/TIME:               May 11, 2014 / 6:55 a.m.                                ****UPDATE - May 13, 2014*****

                       

INCIDENT:                 FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

 

LOCATION:                MAIN STREET AND BALSAM AVENUE, HESPERIA

 

INVOLVED PARTIES:         

Gerardo Cruz Jimenez Jimenez, 30, Hesperia

Angelica Garcia Garcia, 25, Hesperia

Cindy Jimenez Garcia, 3, Hesperia

Ivan Jimenez Garcia, 2, Hesperia

Freddy Garcia, 9, Hesperia

 



Summary

 

****UPDATE 1:50 p.m. ****

 

At approximately 1:30 p.m., emergency and heavy equipment tow truck personnel were able to remove the van from atop the Honda.  Once removed, a third victim, male juvenile, was located deceased inside the vehicle.  Due to the extreme structural damage the victim was concealed and could not be accessed/seen by emergency personnel. 

 

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On Sunday, May 11, 2014 at about 6:55 a.m., Deputies from the Hesperia Station and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a traffic collision at Main Street and Balsam Avenue in the city of Hesperia. Upon arrival deputies found that two vehicles involved in the collision, a Honda sedan and a van.  Investigators determined that the van was  traveling east on Main Street, occupied by one male adult, when for an unknown reason travelled into the westbound lanes colliding with and ultimately coming to rest on top of the Honda that was stopped at the stop sign at Main Street and Balsam Avenue.   An adult male and juvenile male from the Honda were transported to local area hospitals were they were pronounced deceased.  An adult female and a juvenile female were pronounced deceased at the scene and trapped inside the Honda.  The male driver of the van received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.   

 

Deputies from the Hesperia Station's Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are conducting the investigation.  The names of the victims are not being released at this time pending positive identification and notification of family. The investigation is ongoing and Main St. is closed at 11th Street while MAIT investigators process the scene for evidence.

 

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Hesperia Station.

 

 

 

 

Refer:   Sergeant Doug Hubbard

 

Station: Hesperia          

 

Phone No: (760) 947-1500

 



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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