Mother Dead, Son Arrested in DUI Street Race on 9th Street near Waterman Avenue
SAN BERNARDINO, CA (June 10, 2020) – A mother was killed following a DUI street race Wednesday evening in San Bernardino.
The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. on 9th Street, just east of Waterman Avenue.
Algetta Michelle Strother, 54, of San Bernardino was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe. At the same time, her son, 26-year-old Steven Kirk Strother, also of San Bernardino, was driving a Buick Century.
Police said the mother and son were racing westbound on 9th Street, when they attempted to pass a Toyota Camry, driven by a 28-year-old San Bernardino man. The Tahoe rolled over and struck a tree, a pipe and a light pole. The Century struck the Camry.
As a result, Algetta Strother died at the scene. Paramedics transported her passenger, a 21-year-old Buena Park woman, to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
Steven Strother and the Camry’s two occupants were unharmed.
Police arrested Steven on suspicion of driving under the influence.
An investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing. Police ask anyone with additional information to contact Detective Dan Acosta or Sgt. Jeff Harvey at 909-384-5792.
We at Sweet James extend our sincerest sympathies to the loved ones and friends of Algetta Strother.
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