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Man Accused of Murder After Man Dies, Child Badly Injured in Alleged DUI, Hit-and-Run Crash iN San Bernardino

Man Accused of Murder After Man Dies, Child Badly Injured in Alleged DUI, Hit-and-Run Crash iN San Bernardino

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2019-11-10 20:38:57


The intersection of 5th Street and Mount Vernon Avenue in San Bernardino, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

Police arrested a Rialto man Saturday night after he ran through a red light and plowed into another vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, killing a man and critically injuring a young child, before running away from the crash scene, officials said.

Jeffrey Michael Lukes, 37, was booked on suspicion of murder following the violent 3:50 a.m. crash at 5th Street and Mount Vernon Avenue, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. Coroner’s records indicated the crash occurred a little over a mile to the east, at 5th Street and Mountain View Avenue.

A 56-year-old San Bernardino man died in the crash, and a child described as 4 or 5 years old who was riding as a passenger with him was hospitalized in critical condition, according to police officials and San Bernardino County coroner’s records.

Jeffrey was at the wheel of a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck heading south on Mountain View when he blew through a red…



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