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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Monday July 9th, 2018 :: 12:25 p.m. PDT


Man presses on gas instead of brakes, causing vehicle to crash into a pedestrian & through front doors of business

LOCATION: Chevron, 11500 Bartlett Ave. in Adelanto

DRIVER: Harvey Fenstermaker, 61 years-old, of Adelanto

VICTIM: Jeffrey Irvin, 57 years-old, of Adelanto


On Monday, July 9, 2018, at 9:30 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a traffic collision with injuries. According to the 911 call, a vehicle crashed into the front doors of the Chevron Gas Station.

The driver of the vehicle, Harvey Fenstermaker, is a double amputee. He was using his left leg, where he is missing his foot, to power the vehicle. Through the investigation it was determined Fenstermaker accidentally pressed on the gas instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to crash into a pedestrian who was sitting in front of the store and continuing through the front doors of the business.

The pedestrian, Jeffrey Irvin, was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. Fenstermaker, who was driving without a license and insurance, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

No citations were issued at the scene. The cost of the damage to the business was not known at the time of this release. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Hahalkin at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

Refer: Staci Parks

Station: Victor Valley

Report # 241801777

Phone No: 760-552-6845

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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