UPDATE: Driver is found dead in vehicle in intersection on Aug. 8; death is ruled a suicide | News

A driver was found dead in a vehicle that was stopped in an intersection in northwestern Fontana in the early morning hours of Aug. 8, and an investigation has determined that the death was a suicide, according to the Fontana Police Department.

The incident took place at the intersection of Baseline Avenue and Heritage Circle at about 2:18 a.m.

Officers responded to the scene after a person who had been driving through the area called to report that the driver (an adult male) of a white SUV was found unconscious.

Medics from the San Bernardino County Fire Department also arrived and pronounced the driver deceased.

In a Facebook post on Aug. 16, the P.D. revealed that the man was found in the driver’s seat of the vehicle deceased from a gunshot wound and a gun in his hand.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner’s Office and Fontana P.D. detectives determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, and the cause of death was suicide.

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