VICTORVILLE:(VVNG.com)- The San Bernardino County Coroners Department has released the name of the motorcyclist killed in Thursday morning’s crash.
On June 16th, at 10:35 am. authorities responded to the intersection of Palmdale Road and Del Gado Road following the report of a vehicle vs a motorcycle traffic collision.
When authorities arrived on scene they located a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle and a maroon colored Ford Expedition blocking the roadway.
Authorities said 59-year-old Joel Chatman was driving westbound on Palmdale Road when he attempted to make a left turn onto Del Gado Road and collided with the motorcyclist.
The motorcyclist, Robert Russell Macfarlane, a resident of Victorville was located approximately 25 feet from his motorcycle with trauma. Paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department pronounced Macfarlane dead at the scene.
According to Victorville Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez, Joel Chatman a resident of Victorville was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
Chatman is in custody at the High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 bail with an additional $811.00 for driving on a suspended license. Chatman is scheduled to appear in Victorville court on Monday, June 20th.
The crash remains under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team.
Adelanto News5 days ago
17-year-old shot and killed in Adelanto, suspect arrested
All News1 day ago
Semi involved in multi-vehicle crash after running red light in Hesperia
All News4 days ago
Brushfire in Cajon Pass started by RV fire
All News2 days ago
Pedestrian struck and killed by train in Hesperia
All News13 hours ago
Bear Valley Road reopens after fatal crash investigation in Victorville
Adelanto News2 days ago
Update: Runaway 16-year-old girl from Adelanto found safe
All News18 hours ago
Traffic flowing again after Friday morning crash on NB I-15 in Hesperia
All News19 hours ago
Anthony Alexander Rhoades