ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — No foul play is suspected after a man was found dead inside his SUV that was stuck in the desert, officials said.
On March 21, 2020, at about 3:00 pm, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the call Desert Flower Road and El Privelegio Street near Adelanto.
Paul Bertsche and a friend were offroading out near El Mirage when the they came across a gray-colored 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. “We stopped to offer assistance because we noticed the truck had slid off the trail and was stuck,” stated Paul in a VVNG Facebook post.
Paul said the driver was deceased and it seemed like he had been stuck there for about a week. “It was an older gentleman, who most likely passed from hypothermia the first night,” he stated.
Deputies responded to the area and conducted a death investigation. Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said this did not appear to be a suspicious death and the coroner responded to take care of the deceased.
The identity of the deceased male will be released by the San Bernardino County Coroner.
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