HESPERIA – A 31-year-old Hesperia man lost his life after a traffic collision early Saturday morning. At around 5:55 a.m. deputies from the Hesperia station and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision in the 8700 block of Third Avenue in Hesperia. When deputies arrived they located the man lying on the side of the road, alive but unconscious.
Through investigation, authorities learned that Enrique Delatorre was walking northbound on Third Avenue when he was struck by a gray Toyota 4Runner driven northbound on Third Avenue . The 4Runner was driven bt Michael Miller, 74, of Hesperia who remained at the scene and cooperated throughout the investigation.
Delatorre was rushed to Desert Valley Hospital and later transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in the City of Colton where he died as a result of his injuries on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
This is an ongoing investigation by the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station Major Accident Investigation Team, (M.A.I.T). Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Lovasco at 760/947-1500 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760/956-5001 or to remain anonymous by calling WE TIP at 800/78-CRIME.
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