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SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
Thursday October 31st, 2019 :: 08:46 a.m. PDT


UPDATE: Ramses Gonzalez is arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence causing death

UPDATE - Thursday, October 31st

DATE/TIME: October 12, 2019 / 8:00 pm

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Main Street and Mariposa Road, Hesperia

SUSPECT: Ramses Ernesto Gonzalez, age 26 a resident of Rialto

VICTIM: Marcellino Cabrera III, age 46 a resident of Hesperia

Through investigation it was determined alcohol, illegal drugs, and speed were a factor in this traffic collision. On October 17, 2019 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Ramses Gonzalez for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter and Driving Under the Influence Causing Death. On October 17, 2019, Gonzalez was contacted at his home in Rialto and was taken into custody. Gonzalez was booked into West Valley Detention Center and is being held with a bail of $250,000.00.
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at approximately 8:00 pm, deputies from the Hesperia Police Department, along with San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the area of Main Street and Mariposa Road in reference to a traffic collision. Deputies arrived on scene and found involved party #2 unresponsive inside his 1994 Honda Accord west of Mariposa Road on Main Street. A 2002 BMW 325i was found on top of a down palm tree in the In-n-Out parking lot. The driver of the BMW, Ramses Gonzalez, was assisted out of his vehicle and airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center due to his injuries.

Through investigation, deputies have determined that Gonzalez was driving his BMW westbound on Main Street approaching the intersection with Mariposa Road when it collided into the Honda Accord traveling northbound on Mariposa Road, and through the intersection with Main Street. The driver of the Honda succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The westbound lanes of Main Street were closed from Mountain Vista Avenue to the I-15 northbound on-ramp until approximately 2:30 am on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

The collision is under investigation by the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Preliminary investigation suggests that alcohol and/or drugs may be a contributing factor to the collision.

Refer: Deputy D. Whitson or Deputy R. Ballantyne

Station: Hesperia Police Department

Phone No. (760) 947-1500

Case No.191907070

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

SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
15840 Smoke Tree St
Hesperia, CA 92345

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-947-1549

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