Two cars were involved in a fatal accident in San Bernardino Sunday morning around 10:50 a.m. Upon arriving on the scene, San Bernardino Police reported a 1997 Toyota Corolla that had collided with a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.
The Corolla was occupied by a family of four, two children in the back seat with mother and father in the front of the car. The father who was driving was identified as 29-year-old Victor Hernandez. He and his two children were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries they received in the crash. Authorities stated that the three will make a speedy recovery.
Hernandez’s wife, 30-year-old Araceli Urbano, unfortunately, sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Police stated that the driver of the Impala bolted from the scene of the accident but was quickly apprehended by officers with the help of witnesses. San Bernardino Police believes that the driver of the Impala, 30-year-old Melvin Jones was high at the time of the accident. He was charged with DUI, hit-and-run, and suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
He was then arrested and jailed at Rancho Cucamonga’s West Valley Detention Center. If you or a loved one have been affected by a car accident, contact a car accident attorney in San Bernardino immediately.