CHP charges William Courtney Rowe in death of driver of Toyota with felony DUI in wrong-way crash on 10 Freeway in Fontana
From San Bernadino Sun
FONTANA >> A Redlands man is suspected of being under the influence when he drove the wrong way on the 10 Freeway in Fontana and crashed head-on into another car, whose driver was killed.
The driver of one of the vehicles that were struck was a 38-year-old Hispanic Female, possibly from Hemet. She was found to have traumatic injuries and was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
William Courtney Rowe, 30, was driving west in the eastbound lanes just east of Etiwanda Avenue about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.
His Nissan Altima slammed into an eastbound Toyota Corolla, which spun out of control and hit a Volkswagen in the next lane over.
Paramedics pulled the Toyota driver from her crumpled vehicle and took her to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, where she later died. Her name has not been released. The coroner’s website says she is 38 years old and possibly from Hemet.
Rowe also suffered major injuries and was hospitalized. The Volkswagen driver was not taken to the hospital from the scene.
Rowe, who is listed as a nurse’s assistant in jail booking logs, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. He was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga with bail set at $250,000. He was released from jail early Wednesday morning, booking records show, but it’s not immediately clear if he posted bail, or was released for other reasons. MORE
|Name:||ROWE, WILLIAM COURTNEY||Alias:|
|Arrest Date:||06/04/2017 05:58||Bail:||INELIGIBLE|
|Arrest Location:||ARMC||Arrest Agency:||CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL|
|Current Housing Information|
|Housing Facility:||NO LONGER IN CUSTODY|
|Release Date:||06/07/2017 01:13|
|Case #||Charge||Court Date||Status/Bail|
GR VEH MANSL WHILE INTOX
DUI ALC/DRUG:RSLT:BOD INJ
|No Appearance Scheduled||Detention Only|
REPORT from San Bernadino County Coroner:
On Sunday, June 04, 2017, at 3:06 AM, the California Highway Patrol responded to a wrong way driver that struck multiple vehicles on the eastbound Interstate Highway 10, just east of Etiwanda Avenue in Fontana. The driver of one of the vehicles that were struck was a 38-year-old Hispanic Female, possibly from Hemet. She was found to have traumatic injuries and was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 4:03 AM. When next of kin has been located and notified, her name will be released. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.