The collision occurred on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 11:13 AM on Riverside Drive, east of Euclid Avenue. Two pedestrians, who are local fruit vendors, were crossing northbound across Riverside Drive when the suspect vehicle collided with them and their fruit cart. One of the pedestrians was pronounced deceased on scene and the second pedestrian was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The driver, Jessica Dewet, a 43-year-old female from Chino, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Dewet was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was arrested on charges of felony driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711 or Officer Josh Orr at 909-408-1593. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.