A fatal traffic collision took place in Fontana on Jan. 5, and a suspect was arrested in connection with the incident, according to the Fontana Police Department.

At about 5 p.m., officers observed that a man was driving a red Dodge Charger extremely erratically in the area of Alder Avenue and Hawthorn Avenue.

Officers made a U-turn to try to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, but before they were able to do so, the vehicle collided into a Ford minivan, police said.

There were two occupants in the Ford, said Fontana Officer Kevin Anderson. A 61-year-old man succumbed to his injuries from the traffic collision and the female occupant of the Ford was transported to a hospital for her injuries as well, Anderson said.

The suspect driving the Dodge Charger was identified as David Vasquez, 24. Vasquez was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center.

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