San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:  December 4, 2016, 8:35p.m.

Incident:  Hit and Run, Vehicle versus Pedestrian / DUI

Location:  Hesperia Road, Victorville

Suspect(s):  Kenyon Jaidonni Buchanan, 28-year-old Hesperia Resident

Victim(s):  Confidential, female adult

Summary

On December 4, 2016, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. 

Deputies arriving on scene found a 60-year-old female had been struck by a vehicle and was lying, unresponsive, in the roadway. The driver of the vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Corolla, fled the scene after hitting the victim. According to witnesses, the suspect vehicle was going south on Hesperia Road near Bear Valley Road when it struck the victim, who was crossing in an area which was not designated as a crosswalk. After hitting the victim, the suspect continued driving southbound into the City of Hesperia.

Based on information received from a witness, Deputy Marvin Wilkie from the Victorville Station, was able to locate the suspect, and the 2000 Toyota he was driving, at his apartment in Hesperia. Wilkie interviewed the suspect, Kenyon Jaidonni Buchanan, and subsequently placed him under arrest. He was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for felony hit and run and driving under the influence, resulting in bodily injury.

The victim was flown to a trauma center to be treated for serious head injuries and a leg fracture. As of Monday morning, she was listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer
Station: Victorville Police Department
Case #: 171614916 / 171614917
Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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