Fleeing Driver Strikes and Kills Fontana Woman near Foothill Boulevard

SAN BERNARDINO, CA (September 7, 2022) Barbara Chavez was fatally struck by a fleeing driver on Maple Avenue, Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened around 2:47 p.m., near Foothill Boulevard on August 21st. According to reports, Shannon Gene Milligan was fleeing the scene of a previous collision when he ran a red light at the intersection.

There, he struck a Honda sedan occupied by Chavez, that was heading south on Maple Avenue. Emergency crews arrived and pronounced 70-year-old Chavez, of Fontana dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, Milligan suffered minor injuries while his four passengers remained unharmed. Officers later arrested 47-year-old Milligan for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. He was held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga in lieu of $250,000 bail.

At this time, details on the initial crash that Milligan was fleeing from are not available. However, an active investigation remains ongoing.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Barbara Chavez. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

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