Christopher Michael Gardner Arrested in Deadly Big Bear Lake Pedestrian Accident
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA (February 2, 2021) – Sunday night, a fatal hit-and-run accident on Barton Lane and Holmes Lane led to the arrest of Christopher Gardner, 46.
According to reports, on January 31st at around 6:01 a.m., a 2004 Toyota Highlander traveled at an unknown speed.
The vehicle traveled west on Barton Lane, east of Holmes Lane. Then, the Toyota crashed with three pedestrians walking westbound on Barton Lane.
As a result, a 30-year-old Ontario woman died at the scene. Meanwhile, a 22-year-old Henderson man and a 29-year-old Long Beach man suffered minor injuries.
Then, the Toyota driver escaped the scene. However, authorities managed to arrest him later that night
At this time, the Toyota driver Gardner of Sugarloaf. Additionally, they did not yet disclose the identity of the deceased woman.
Also, the authorities continue to investigate the circumstances. Thus, they urged any witnesses to call the Arrowhead Area CHP office at 909-867-2791.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends mourning the death of the victim. We at Sweet Lawyers wish them strength and comfort during this difficult time.
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