RIALTO, CA — A tragic incident unfolded in Rialto on Saturday, November 11, resulting in the death of a motorcyclist and the arrest of a car driver, according to authorities.
Rialto police responded to a call in the 1400 block of West Foothill Boulevard, near the Renaissance Center shopping mall, just after 12:15 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered a motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries and the driver of a Nissan Maxima, identified as 36-year-old Haloman Tellez-Zelaya of Fontana, who was uninjured.
Despite immediate intervention, the motorcyclist succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Investigations revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling westbound in the left lane on Foothill Boulevard, approaching a green light. At the same time, Tellez-Zelaya attempted to make a U-turn from eastbound Foothill Boulevard in front of the motorcyclist, resulting in a collision.
Tellez-Zelaya, lacking a driver’s license and having received a citation a week prior, was not suspected of driving under the influence at the time of the crash. However, he was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and subsequently booked into jail on $500,000 bail.
Authorities have not released the identity of the motorcyclist, pending notification of relatives. Further details about the victim have not been disclosed by the police.