DATE/TIME: November 8, 2022 / 5:08 pm
INCIDENT: Death Investigation
LOCATION: Two Mile Road / Oasis Avenue, Twentynine Palms
VICTIM(S): Male Adult, 42-years-old, San Bernardino Resident (Name withheld pending next of kin notification)
SUMMARY: On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at approximately 5:08 pm, deputies were dispatched to a medical aid call near the intersection of Two Mile Road and Oasis Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Deputies arrived at the location, found the victim unresponsive, and began life saving measures. San Bernardino County Fire Engine 44 arrived and continued life saving measures. Morongo Basin Ambulance responded and transported the victim to Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree where he succumbed to his injuries.
During the investigation, it was determined the victim arrived at the location to tow a disabled tractor trailer. As the victim secured the tractor trailer to the tow truck, the tractor slid off the tow truck’s lift. The tractor rolled backwards and pulled the victim under the tractor. The victim was trapped under the tractor and dragged approximately 50 feet before being dislodged from under the tractor. The tractor trailer came to rest in the middle of Two Mile Road, partilally blocking the roadway.
Two Mile Road was closed for several hours for the investigation.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com.
Refer: Deputy W. Greer
Station: Morongo Basin
Phone No. 760-366-4175
Case No. 202201714