A fiery crash has taken the life of a woman and her daughter while they were stopped at an intersection in Rialto. Paul Larios, a 35-year-old man from San Bernardino; Ashley Gilroy, a 33-year-old woman from Highland; and Marlee Maldonado, an 8-year-old girl from Highland, all died as a result of the crash.
Police say Larios of a Jeep Cherokee, who had apparently been drinking beer, was speeding down Valley Boulevard at 80-100 mph when he first sideswiped one vehicle and kept going without even tapping his brakes.
After the first collision, the Jeep continued speeding and “swerving” down Valley Boulevard until it hit the back of the Sorento containing Ashley and Marlee near the intersection with Riverside Boulevard, police said.
“Due to the excessive speed of the Jeep, the momentum carried the Kia into the back of a Honda and four additional vehicles were subsequently involved in the collision. The Kia caught fire along with the Honda it collided into,” police said. Bystanders tried to help, but they couldn’t get past the flames into the wreckage.
“Two additional drivers were transported to local hospitals and are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries,” police said
Unfortunately a man walked into the police station stating his family has been missing that was in the Rialto area and by mentioning the Kia, police were able to put together that it was his family that was killed.