Man Found Dead in San Bernardino 210 Freeway Crash Had Possible Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound: CHP

A man who was pronounced dead following a crash on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino Wednesday morning had a gunshot wound, authorities said.

Authorities investigate a fatal crash on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino on May 3, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The solo vehicle crash occurred just before 3 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near California Street, according to the California Highway Patrols traffic incident website.

Investigators believe the vehicle hit a concrete sound wall on the south side of the freeway before traveling across all lanes of traffic and coming to a stop, a news release from the CHP stated.

Parts of a Dodge Charger were found in the carpool lane as well as the slow lane, the CHP stated.

Officials issued a SigAlert for the eastbound lanes of traffic about 3:10 a.m.

The car’s driver, identified as 26-year-old Dusty Martinez, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

Investigators determined Martinez, who was alone in the car, had suffered a gunshot wound.

Authorities found a 9mm pistol in the car and believe Martinez may have used it to inflict the gunshot wound himself, according to the news release.


The freeway was reopened about 6:45 a.m.