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Fontana man charged with murder after allegedly killing mother of three in traffic collision | News

A Fontana motorcyclist, who had previous DUI convictions, was charged with murder after allegedly killing a woman and injuring a man in a collision in Rialto on June 8, according to the Rialto Police Department.

The collision of the two vehicles occurred at 9:15 p.m. on block 300 of North Riverside Avenue.

The vehicles involved were a black Mercedes C63 of 2018, determined to be driven by a single passenger, later identified as 38-year-old Richard Madrid.

The second vehicle, a 2011 Chevrolet HHR, was determined to be driven by Juan Cordova, a Colton resident, and his passenger, Priscilla Hernandez, a 40-year-old Colton resident.

Hernandez was transported to a local hospital, where she eventually succumbed to her injuries. Cordova was also transported to a local hospital for significant injuries but is currently in stable condition.

Initial investigation revealed that a collision occurred at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Third Street. Madrid was moving north on Riverside at a high speed while Cordova and Hernandez were moving east on Third.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators have preliminary evidence showing Madrid was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol when the clash took place.

Madrid was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. After being released from the hospital, he was jailed at the West Valley Detention Center and released on $ 2.5 million bail.

Police said Madrid has four DUI-related convictions and was previously on probation for crimes outside the Riverside county from 2016 to 2019 for DUI with three or more previous convictions within the last 10 years.

“This is another tragic example of what happens when a person simply does not care about our state’s DUI laws,” Rialto Police Chief Mark B. Kling said in a statement. “The suspect’s previous four DUI convictions, including a crime, must have been message enough to change his behavior. Instead, his reckless disregard for human life was evident. Actions his selfish took the life of a mother, who has already left her three young children with one parent less and their father trying to understand how life goes.With the help of the San Bernardino District Attorney, we “We look forward to finally holding Richard Madrid accountable for his actions.”

Anyone who may have information about this incident can contact Traffic Sergeant Dan Smith at (909) 644-6025. Witnesses may also report information anonymously through WeTip at (800) 782-7463, reference case # 932206663.

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