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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Monday February 6th, 2023 :: 06:39 p.m. PST


Traffic Collision in the Morongo Basin Sends Three People to the Hospital

DATE/TIME: February 5, 2023 at 3:29 P.M.

INCIDENT: CVC 23153(a) Driving Under the Influence Accident With Injuries

LOCATION: Twentynine Palms Highway (SR 62) and Hanford Avenue, Yucca Valley

SUSPECT(S): Issac Jimenez,41-year-old resident of El Centro, California

VICTIM(S): Jeremy Lindbald, 26-year-old resident of Yucca Valley 
                     Gillian Dixon, 23-year-old resident of Yucca Valley

SUMMARY: On Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 3:29 p.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin Station responded to the intersection of Palomar Avenue and Yucca Trail, in the Town of Yucca Valley, for an unknown injury traffic collision.

Deputies arrived at the location and found a silver Honda CRV, driven by Isaac Jimenez, and a silver Kia Rio, driven by Jeremy Lindbald, damaged and disabled in the intersection. 

During the investigation, it was discovered Lindbald was driving norhtbound on Palomar Avenue and had a green light, when Jimenez turned against a red turn arrow onto Yucca Trail. Lindbald collided with Jimenez at about 45 mph, causing major damage to both vehicles and nearly hitting the turn signal on the northeast corner of the intersection. Jimenez appeared to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the collision and the investigation is ongoing.

As a result of the collision, Lindbald and his passenger, Gillian Dixon, were transported to Desert Regional Medical Center for minor injuries and complaints of pain. Jimenez was transported to the High Desert Medical Center for chest pain and possible broken ribs.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME or go to

Refer: J. Cordova

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 232300269

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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