Rancho Cucamonga Man Killed by Suspected DUI Crash

Rancho Cucamonga Man Killed by Suspected DUI Crash

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A 60-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man was killed by a suspected drunk driver authorities said.

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, 12:46 a.m., Abel Rivera was riding in the back seat of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado traveling east on 8th from Vineyard Avenue. The driver of the vehicle stopped for the intersection which was controlled by a 4-way stop sign and then began driving through the intersection. Herendira Diaz De La Vega, 24, and Oregon resident  was driving a gray 2017 Nissan Maxima, south on Hellman Avenue from Arrow Route and was approaching the 8th Street intersection.

The Nissan, traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at the posted stop sign and collided with the driver side of the Chevrolet. The collision caused the back end of the Chevrolet’s cab to tear open, the vehicle to roll over and Rivera to be ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Herendira Diaz De La Vega was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and was booked at West Valley Detention Center for Vehicle Manslaughter with gross negligence, as well as felony DUI.  Any one with any information regarding this case is urged to contact the investigators at the Rancho Cucamonga Station at (909)477-2800 or WETIP at 800-78-CRIME or

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