BIG RIVER, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (July 2, 2014) – A car accident in the area small town of Big River has claimed the life of Yucaipa resident, Melissa Bender.
According to early reports, Bender was involved in a fatal accident while driving. The accident took place minutes after 11:00 a.m. on Highway 62 near mile marker 138. Bender was rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center where she later died of her injuries. She was 33 years old.
Details are not yet available surrounding the circumstances of this accident. Witnesses should contact the investigating agency, California Highway Patrol’s Needles Station at 760-326-2000.
Our condolences go out to the family of Melissa Bender in her untimely loss.