San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time: July 3, 2017 / 10:51 AM
Incident:    Fatal Traffic Collision
Location:  S. Menlo Dr. & W. Butte Ave., Big Bear
Victim(s):  Karen Antonich, 56 year old from Los Angeles


On July 3, 2017, at approximately 10:51 AM, deputies responded to a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of S. Menlo Ave and W. Butte Dr. in the city of Big Bear. Two bicyclists were riding northbound on S. Menlo Ave, near the intersection of W. Butte Dr, one of the bicyclists was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on W. Butte Dr. The bicyclist that was struck was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where they succumbed to their injuries, the other bicyclist was not involved in the collision. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Anyone with any information regarding this collision is asked to please contact M.A.I.T. Investigators, Deputy Zachary Fidler or Deputy Jason Salinas.

Refer:         Deputies Zachary Fidler and Jason Salinas
Station:      Big Bear
Phone No. (909) 477-2800
Case No.    161700691

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