SAN BERNARDINO – A Wednesday morning single vehicle traffic collision that took the life of a 26-year-old San Bernardino man may have been suicide authorities said.
At around 2:55 a.m, the 2011 Dodge Charger driven by Dusty R. Martinez was driving eastbound on the 210 freeway approaching State Street. The Dodge slammed into the concrete sound wall on the south side of the freeway. The Dodge continued out of control subsequently coming to a rest in the #1 (fast) lane of traffic.
Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and found Martinez, the sole occupant in the car, deceased inside the vehicle. The fatal collision closed the freeway so that the collision could be investigated. All lanes were reopened by around 6:45 a.m.
It was determined that Martinez suffered a gunshot wound prior to the collision. A 9mm pistol was also found inside of the vehicle. Authorities believe that the gunshot wound may have been self-inflicted and the cause of his death. The incident remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner.
If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Officer DeGuzman at the San Bernardino CHP Area office at (909)383-4247.
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