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SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
Thursday December 19th, 2019 :: 07:42 a.m. PST


The public's help is needed in identifying the driver of a dark color pickup truck involved in a fatal hit and run

DATE/TIME: December 17, 2019 / 6:28 pm

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Seventh Avenue / Cactus Street, Hesperia

SUSPECT: Unknown

VICTIM: Armando Salinas, age 50 a resident of Hesperia

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at approximately 6:30 pm, deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Cactus Street reference a traffic collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle.

Upon arrival, deputies found a bicycle and Armando Salinas laying on the southbound lane of Seventh Avenue south of Cactus Street. Salinas was unresponsive. The San Bernardino County Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Salinas deceased at the scene.

Witnesses reported a dark color pickup truck traveling southbound struck Salinas while he was on the bicycle. The dark color pickup truck then fled the scene. The northbound and southbound lanes of Seventh Avenue were closed from Cactus Street to Mesquite Street until approximately 1:00 am on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. It is unknown if speed or alcohol were a contributing factor in this collision.

The Hesperia Police Department, Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the collision. The investigation is on-going. MAIT investigators are seeking the assistance of the public to identify the dark color pickup truck and its driver. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or might have information pertinent to the case is encouraged to contact the Hesperia Police Department.

Refer: Deputy D. Whitson or Deputy D. Caudle

Station: Hesperia Police Department

Phone No. (760) 947-1500

Case No.191908539

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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