Two Bicyclists Killed by Suspected DUI Motorist

The Daily Bulletin reports that two bicyclists were killed in a crash in Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday by a motorist that authorities believe was under the influence of alcohol.

According to a statement released by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash between a Kia sedan and two bicycles near Foothill Boulevard and Etiwanda Avenue at approximately 8:20 p.m. 

Authorities say that one of the bicyclists, a 41-year-old homeless woman from Upland, died at the crash scene. The other bicyclist, a 41-year-old homeless man from Upland, was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Despite all the life-saving efforts made by doctors, the man died from his injuries.

Investigators say that the bicyclists were traveling westbound on Foothill Boulevard in the designated bike lane but against traffic flow when the Kia driver crashed into them. The driver immediately fled the scene. 

Sheriff’s deputies later located and arrested the suspect at a secondary crash they were involved in. He was charged with two counts of suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run. He has been identified as 23-year-old Robert Gubany of Fontana. 

A judge set Gubany’s bond at $250,000.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department investigators ask anyone with any information about the crash to contact them at (909) 477-2800.

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