Speeding Driver Dies after Crashing into Trees and Wall in Rialto
RIALTO, CA (July 6, 2020) – A man was killed following a high-speed crash early Monday morning in Rialto, CHP officials said.
The fatal crash happened around 1:45 a.m. near the intersection of Merrill Avenue and Yucca Avenue.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a black Honda Civic was traveling west on Merrill Avenue at a high rate of speed. It then crossed through an intersection at Cactus Avenue, lost control and hit a curb.
The Civic continued across the sidewalk, where it struck two trees and a wall, ejecting the driver from the car.
Deputies arrived and found the driver on the ground outside of the damaged Civic. They pronounced him dead at the scene.
The coroner’s office identified the driver as Steven Cardona, 26, of Rialto.
No one else was inside the car at the time and no other injuries were reported.
Police said alcohol appears to have played a factor in the crash. They asked anyone with information to call the department’s Traffic Division at 909-421-4981. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through WeTip by dialing 800-782-7463.
Our sincere sympathies are with the family and friends of Steven Cardona.
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