A 54-year-old Yucaipa resident died on Tuesday, Dec. 3 during a solo vehicle accident in Yucaipa, the California Highway Patrol said.
According to CHP, the unidentified passenger of a white Ford Box Truck, driven by Thomas Patrick Michaud, 53, of Yucaipa, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on scene by emergency personnel.
The accident occurred around 6:05 p.m. when for unknown reasons the driver allowed the vehicle to travel off the roadway, colliding into a chain-like fence while traveling on Interstate 10 westbound, just west of County Line Rd.
After the impact, the vehicle continued northwest and collided into a building, said CHP. The driver sustained minor injuries, said CHP.
The identity of the deceased is pending identification and notification of next of kin by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.
The collision is under investigation and anyone with information should contact authorities at (909) 383-4247.