The driver of a Burrtec Waste garbage truck died and the driver of another vehicle suffered injuries due to a traffic collision in the western area of Fontana on Feb. 7.
At about 5:06 p.m., the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the incident at the intersection of Cherry and Whittram avenues.
The Burrtec truck collided into a white Chevy Silverado pickup and then veered to the right and hit a traffic light pole. The collision was caused when one of the parties failed to stop for a red traffic signal, according to the CHP.
Firefighters worked for about 20 minutes to extricate the driver of the garbage truck, while other firefighters worked to contain a natural gas leak coming from the truck that is powered by natural gas.
The Burrtec driver was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
He was later identified as Pedro Pelayo, 34, of Fontana, according to the CHP.
The driver of the Chevy, a 48-year-old man from Fontana, was also transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works responded to secure the light signal that was damaged and to handle the environmental cleanup of the fuel and oils that were spilled.
The CHP is handling the investigation of the incident.