On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 3:11 p.m. the Rialto Police Department Communications Center received the report of a two-vehicle collision, with one of the vehicles being overturned. Rialto Police Department and Rialto Fire Department personnel arrived on scene at 3:16 p.m. The driver of the overturned vehicle, identified as Daniel Montano, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Montano was the driver and sole occupant of a red Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The female driver and sole occupant of the second-involved vehicle sustained only minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The initial investigation indicates Montano was actively fleeing from another traffic collision that occurred minutes before. During his flight, Montano failed to yield for a red traffic signal at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Country Club Drive, where he collided with the second vehicle, causing his vehicle to overturn. The investigation is ongoing but there is evidence Montano was under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred.
The Rialto Police Department requests that anyone who may have information about this incident contact Traffic Sergeant Dan Smith at (909) 644-6025. Witnesses can also anonymously report information through WeTip at (800) 782-7463, reference case #932206598.