A DUI suspect driving on the wrong side of a street in Fontana slammed into an oncoming vehicle, leaving the other driver dead, officials said Saturday.
The incident happened Friday, just before midnight, on Sierra Avenue near Baseline Avenue, according to the Fontana Police Department.
A motorist in a gray Mercedes C230 was traveling north on the the southbound lanes when he hit an oncoming white Nissan Rogue, police said.
The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene, while the person in the Mercedes was taken to the hospital in critical condition, officials said.
Investigators believe the Mercedes driver was under the influence at the time of the crash.
Authorities only described the victim as a Fontana man, but his brother identified him as George Estrada.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victim’s family.
Catalina Guzman, who lives nearby, said her family ran out to the street to help but there was nothing they could do.
“It’s horrible. …I have my kids that are already old enough to drive,” Guzman said. “My heart goes out to the families.”
No other injuries were reported.
Police closed Sierra Avenue between Baseline and San Jacinto avenues as they assessed the scene. It was reopened by 4 a.m.
Authorities provided no further details about the case.
KTLA’s Alexis Lewis contributed to this report.