San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: February 28, 2016 / 4:24 p.m.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision LOCATION: US Highway 395 and Chamberlaine Way, Adelanto VEHICLE(1): White 2007 Nissan Altima VEHICLE(2): Gray 2001 GMC Yukon INVOLVED PARTY(1): Ricardo Aboytes, resident of Adelanto INVOLVED PARTY(2): Eduardo Lepiz Prado, resident of Adelanto INVOLVED PARTY(3): 21 year old male, resident of Adelanto INVOLVED PARTY(4): 16 year old INVOLVED PARTY(5): 14 year old INVOLVED PARTY(6): 5 year old

Summary

On Sundy, February 28, 2016, at approximately 4:24 p.m., deputies from the Adelanto Police Department resonded to the report of a traffic collision involving pedestrians on Highway 395 and Chamberlaine Way in Adelanto. Through investigation, deputies have determined that Ricardo Aboytes was driving a white Nissan Maxima north on US Highway 395 south of Chamberlaine Way in the City of Adelanto. Eduardo Prado was driving a gray GMC Yukon west on Chamberlaine Way and stopped at the red light at US Highway 395. For unknown reasons the two vehicles collided in the intersection. After the collision, the Nissan Maxima struck two pedestrians in the cross walk. The pedestrians were attempting to walk across US Highway 395 in the cross walk. The two pedestrians were airlifted to local area hospitals with major injuries. Two occupants of the Nissan Maxima were transported by ambulance to local hosptials. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is urged to contact Deputy Sahagun or Deputy Haynes at the Victor Valley Station. Refer: C. Sahagun Station: Region II M.A.I.T. Major Accident Investigation Team Phone No. 760-552-6800

Case No. 241600534

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