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SBSD - Central
Saturday November 2nd, 2019 :: 01:08 p.m. PDT


Sheriff's Major Accident Investigation Team investigated a fatal collision in Loma Linda

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Barton Road and Newport Avenue, City of Loma Linda

SUSPECT/DRIVER: Isaiah Tamasoaalii, 19-year-old male, resident of Redlands

VICTIM/PEDESTRIAN: Judith Covarrubias, 65-year-old female, resident of Grand Terrace

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, at approximately 6:05 am, deputies assigned to the city of Loma Linda responded to a traffic collision on Barton Road near the intersection of Newport Avenue. Upon arrival, it was found the vehicle involved, driven by Tamasoaalii, struck Covarrubias who was running on the sidewalk on the south side of Barton Road. The fire department and American Medical Response responded to the scene. Despite lifesaving efforts, Covarrubias was declared deceased.

Deputies from the Region I Major Accident Investigation Team arrived on-scene and assumed the collision investigation. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Tamasoaalii was arrested and booked for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Steffler or Ortega of the Major Accident Investigation Team at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information at

Refer: Deputy Steffler or Deputy Ortega, Region I Major Accident Investigation Team

Station: Central Sheriff’s Station / City of Loma Linda

Phone No. (909) 477-2800

Case No. 151902038

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

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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