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I-10 Crash Left 31-Year-Old Joseph Michael Ornelas Dead

SAN BERNARDINO, CA (November 12, 2021) – Authorities identified Joseph Michael Ornelas as the victim of a crash on I-10 Friday night.

The CHP responded to the fatal incident that happened around 10:35 p.m. at the Interstate 10 Freeway, west of Tippecanoe Avenue.

Upon arrival, they discovered a disabled sedan in the slow lane of the freeway including a big-rig which rolled down the embankment.

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the deadly crash remain unclear.

Later on, the authorities identified 31-year-old Joseph Michael Ornelas of San Bernardino as the deceased victim of the incident.

More information will be posted as it becomes available to the public, an active investigation is underway.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Joseph Michael Ornelas.


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