San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:July 24, 2016, at approximately 3:55 a.m.

INCIDENT:Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Greenspot Road east of Weaver Street in Highland

DRIVER:Julio Cruz a 25 year old male from Yucaipa

PASSENGER #1:Osvaldo Sanchez a 21 year old male from Yucaipa

PASSENGER #2: Gilbert Sanchez A 27 year old male from Yucaipa (Deceased)

Summary

On Sunday, July 24, 2016, at about 0355 hours, a single vehicle traffic collision occurred on Greenspot Road east of Weaver Street in Highland. The driver of a red 2000 Ford F150 pickup truck lost control of the vehicle and it rolled into the wash area on the south side of Greenspot. During the collision, one of the vehicle’s passengers was ejected.

Paramedics from Cal Fire responded to the scene and began medical aid. All three occupants of the vehicle were transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center for their injuries. The ejected passenger, Gilbert Sanchez, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased in the emergency room.

Members of the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team were requested to assist with the investigation. At this time, investigators are not ruling out alcohol and/or speed as contributing factors. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who might have additional information pertinent to the case is encouraged to contact investigators at either of the phone numbers listed below.

REFER TO: Deputy Jose Carrillo, Benjamin Henry or Sergeant Phill Dupper
Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team
(909) 477-2800 / (909) 477-2817
REPORT #: 131603240 

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