San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 1, 2016 / 6:30 a.m.

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision/ MAIT Investigation

LOCATION: Bear Valley Road/Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley

DRIVER 1: Adult Male, name withheld pending notification of next of kin
VEHICLE: Toyota Tacoma

DRIVER 2: Adult Male, name withheld pending notification of next of kin


On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Deputies from the Apple Valley Police Station responded to a report of a major injury accident. When deputies arrived on scene they determined that a Toyota Tacoma was traveling westbound on Bear Valley Road and for unknown reasons swerved into the eastbound lanes of Bear Valley Road, causing a head on collision with a Volvo. The driver of the Volvo, a single adult male occupant, succumbed to his injuries on scene. The driver of the Toyota was transported to Desert Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Deputies closed Bear Valley Road from Apple Valley Road to Deep Creek Road to conduct a fatal traffic investigation. The roadway reopened at approximately 12:30 p.m. to commuters.
The collision is currently under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Region II, Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Thomas Bechtol at 760-240-7400.


Refer: Trish Hill, Public Information Officer

Station: Apple Valley

Phone No: (760)240-7400 ext. 7428

Case No:181607364

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