San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: February 11, 20167:27 p.m.

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Yucca Trail west of La Contenta, Yucca Valley

DRIVER: Eric Lee, 24 years old, Joshua Tree resident, driving a red Pontiac Sunfire

PASSENGER: Andrea Mann,30 years old,Joshua Tree resident, passenger in Pontiac Sunfire


On February 11, 2016 at 7:27 p.m., Eric Lee and Andrea Mann were traveling east bound on Yucca Trail when for unknown reasons the vehicle they were traveling in left the roadway , rolling several times and coming to rest in the eastbound lane of Yucca Trail. The vehicle came to rest on the passenger side and both occupants were trapped inside.


 San Bernardino County Fire arrived on scene and used the Jaws of Life to extricate Mann from the vehicle. Lee was pronounced dead at the scene.


Mann was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.


The collision is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station Major Accident Investigation Team(M.A.I.T.). Anyone who witnessed the collision, and has not been contacted already, is asked to contact Deputy Greer at the Morongo Basin Station.


Refer: Deputy W. Greer

Station: Morongo Basin Station M.A.I.T.

Phone No.(760)366-4175

Case No. 231600274

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