Two Women Killed in Wrong-Way Collision near Ashford Avenue

RIALTO, CA (October 10, 2022) – Thursday, Melissa Jacqueline Castillo and Crystaline Joy Barile Bendo died in a crash on Riverside Avenue.

The incident occurred just before 3:00 a.m., in the 3500 block of North Riverside Avenue near Ashford Avenue on October 6th.

According to reports, Castillo attempted to pass an 18-wheeler semi-truck when she crossed the double yellow line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, 22-year-old Castillo, from San Bernardino was pronounced dead at the scene.

Medics also transported 31-year-old Bendo, of Palmdale to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she later died.

Both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

No further information about the fatal head-on collision on Riverside Avenue is available at this moment.

Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the police at 909-644-6025 or WeTip at 800-782-7463 with reference case #932211978.

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 Melissa Jacqueline Castillo and Crystaline Joy Barile Bendo.

The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call them today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435

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