A three-car traffic collision on Highland Avenue, possibly involving street racing, left one person dead and four others injured on Friday, Oct. 16.
According to a San Bernardino police report, at about 4:02 p.m. on Friday, Luis Angel Gonzales, 21, of San Bernardino was driving westbound on Highland Avenue in a black Scion FRS, possibly racing a second unidentified vehicle at a high rate of speed. Beverly Robertson, 26, of San Bernardino was driving a Nissan Sentra eastbound on Highland Avenue at a moderate speed, with one adult male passenger Alexander Barrientos, 25, of San Bernardino and two juvenile passengers inside her car. Gonzales passed westbound traffic in the eastbound lanes and drove through the intersection of Highland Avenue and Macy Street on the wrong side of the roadway, striking the Nissan head-on. The Nissan then struck a third vehicle that was also eastbound on Highland Avenue.
As a result of the collision, Barrientos suffered critical injuries. Paramedics responded to provide medical attention; however, Barrientos succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Gonzales, Robertson and the two juvenile passengers in the Nissan suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals for medical treatment.
No one in the third vehicle was injured.
Speed was a factor in this collision for Gonzales. Gonzales was arrested for violation of Vehicle Code Section 192(c) - Vehicular Manslaughter.
The collision is still under investigation, and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Dan Acosta or Sergeant Jeff Harvey at (909) 384-5792.