A man died and a small child was hospitalized in critical condition as a result of a two-vehicle collision that was allegedly caused by a drunk driver on Nov. 9, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.
At about 3:49 a.m., a Honda Civic was traveling east on 5th Street making a left turn at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue in San Bernardino.
At the same time, a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was driving south on Mt. Vernon. The driver of the pickup truck, Jeffrey Lukes, 37, of Rialto did not stop at the red signal and collided with the Honda Civic, police said. The driver of the Honda Civic was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A small child passenger in the Honda Civic was transported to a local hospital with major injuries and is listed in critical condition.
Lukes fled the scene on foot, but was later arrested and charged with homicide. At this point in the investigation, it appears alcohol was a factor in this collision.
The collision is still under investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Dan Acosta or Sergeant Jeff Harvey at (909) 384-5792.