San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: April 10, 201612:35 p.m.


LOCATION:SR 247 / Juarez Road, Yucca Valley

VICTIM(S): Eugene Palmer, 43 year old, Yucca Valley Resident

Driving a Green 1996 Toyota 4 Runner


On April 10, 2016, at approximately 12:35 p.m., Palmer was traveling north on SR 247, nearing the intersection with Juarez Road. Palmer drove through water flowing across the roadway, causing him to lose control of his vehicle. Palmer traveled across the roadway into the wash and his vehicle rolled onto its roof. Palmer was trapped inside his vehicle until San Bernardino County Fire arrived and extricated him with the “jaws of life”. Palmer was then transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for a complaint of pain.


As a reminder, please slow down and use caution when driving through water on the roadway.


Refer:W. Greer

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Case #: 231600664

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