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DATE/TIME: December 21, 2022, at approximately 9:12 p.m.

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collison

LOCATION: SR-62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) / Fox Trail, Town of Yucca Valley

VICTIM(S): Gary Ray, 69-year-old resident of Yucca Valley

SUMMARY:  On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at about 9:12 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Morongo Basin Station responded to SR-62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) and Fox Trail for a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Deputies discovered that a white Fiat sedan traveling east on SR-62 collided with a pedestrian, identified as Gary Ray, who was in the roadway. Ray was transported to Hi-Desert Medical Center by the San Bernardino County Fire Department where he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

The Morongo Basin Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded and the investigation is ongoing. Alcohol or drug intoxication does not appear to be a factor in the collision. The victim’s identification is pending notification of next of kin by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Morongo Basin Station (760)-366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com

Refer: Deputy J. Sumpter

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 232202588

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Station: Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

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Sheriff's Public Affairs Station: Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station Phone No. 760-366-4175

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