The 15 Freeway reopened through Hesperia Wednesday after a shootout left a homicide suspect and his 15-year-old daughter dead a day earlier.
A SIG Alert for the freeway closure beginning at Main Street was issued at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday and was expected to continue for 24 hours, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.
Drivers were directed to exit the southbound 15 Freeway at Bear Valley Road and travel westbound to Highway 395 where they would head southbound until it merges back into the 15 Freeway.
Heavy delays were being seen on the 395 as of 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The CHP tweeted at 6:41 a.m. that the freeway lanes had reopened but that the Main Street off and on ramps, as well as the bridge, would remain closed for an unknown duration.
A CHP Facebook post stated that the ramps and bridge did reopen later in the morning.
All lanes were reopened around 1 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.
The closure was issued amid an investigation into the deadly shootout that occurred around 11 a.m. Tuesday near the Main Street offramp.
That’s where authorities say a pursuit involving 45-year-old Anthony John Graziano came to an end.
Graziano was killed in the shootout with law enforcement. Authorities said that Graziano’s 15-year-old daughter, Savannah, who had been the subject of an Amber Alert, was also shot and killed when she ran out of her dad’s pickup truck apparently wearing tactical gear.
Anthony Graziano is suspected of killing his estranged wife, 45-year-old Tracy Martinez, in Fontana on Monday.