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DATE/TIME: September 29, 2018 / 1:16 am

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Bear Valley Road west of Kiowa Road, Town of Apple Valley

VICTIM: Male, name withheld pending next of kin notification

SUMMARY: On September 29, 2018, around 1:16 am, a G&M Towing tow truck was driving west on Bear Valley Road. Through preliminary investigation, a male riding a black Vespa Scooter rode across Bear Valley Road into the westbound lanes and into the path of the tow truck causing the vehicles to collide. The male on the scooter is believed to have died on impact with the tow truck. The tow truck driver remained at the scene.

The collision is being investigated by the Apple Valley Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to call the Apple Valley Station at 760-240-7400 or those wishing to remain anonymous can contact WeTip at or 800-782-7463.

Refer: Deputy C. Sahagun or Deputy G. Teplansky

Station: Apple Valley Station, Traffic Division

Phone No. 760-240-7400

Case No. 181804877

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department