San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: February 28, 2016 / 2:03am

INCIDENT:Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

LOCATION:Avalon Ave south of Sunnyslope Drive, Yucca Valley

INVOLVED PARTY (1): Name withheld pending next of kin notification, 32 year old, male adult,
Yucca Valley resident, pedestrian

INVOLVED VEHICLE: Gray 2007 Nissan Maxima 


On Sunday, February 28, 2016, at approximately 2:03 a.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin Station responded to the report of a traffic collision at Avalon Ave, south of Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. Through investigation, deputies determined that Party #1 was walking southbound on Avalon Avenue when he was struck by the involved vehicle which was traveling northbound on Avalon Avenue. The driver of the vehicle failed to stay at the scene. There were several witnesses identified and interviewed at the scene.

Party #1 was transported by San Bernardino County Fire to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The vehicle, a gray 2007 Nissan Maxima, was located in the immediate area unoccupied, with damage consistent with the collision. Several subjects where identified and interviewed in conjunction with the vehicle.

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/or may have information, and has not been contacted by the Sheriff’s Department, is asked to contact Deputy Greer at the Morongo Basin Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy Wayne Greer

Station: Morongo Basin Station
M.A.I.T., Major Accident Investigation Team

Case #: 231600359

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

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