San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:March 6, 2016, at approximately 0938 hours

INCIDENT:Fatal Traffic Collision LOCATION:Arrow Route at White Oak Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga PARTY #1:A 28-year-old female adult from Hesperia PARTY #2: A 52-year-old female adult from Phelan VICTIM: A 30-year-old female adult from Sherwood (Deceased) 


On Sunday, March 6, 2016, at about 9:38 a.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to the report of a traffic collision that had occurred on Arrow Route at White Oak Avenue, in Rancho Cucamonga. Through investigation, deputies determined that Party #2 was driving her red 2004 Ford F250 pickup truck traveling west on Arrow approaching White Oak. Party #1 was driving her white 2010 Ford Taurus traveling east on Arrow and preparing to turn north on White Oak. Party #1 turned in front of Party #2 who swerved to avoid her. The two vehicles struck almost head on. During the collision, Party #1’s front seat passenger was ejected and thrown several feet.


The passenger (Party #1’s cousin) had just flown in from Oregon to visit. Party #1 and her 4-year-old daughter picked up the victim from the Ontario airport about 6 minutes before the collision. They were driving to an unknown location in Rancho Cucamonga. Party #1’s 4-year-old daughter was strapped in her car seat and despite extensive vehicle damage, was miraculously uninjured in the collision.    Party #1 and her daughter were transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center for precautions. Party #2 also had a young child in her vehicle. Neither Party #2 nor her passenger were injured. The victim sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.    Members of the Rancho Cucamonga Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who might have additional information pertinent to the case is encouraged to contact investigators at the numbers listed below.    REFER TO: Deputies Jose Carrillo, Rick Buss or Sergeant Phill Dupper REPORT #: 111602862 Rancho Cucamonga Police Traffic Division (909) 477-2800 / (909) 477-2817 

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