A 35-year-old Fontana man and his 7-year-old son escaped serious injury after their vehicle overturned in what investigators think was an alcohol-related accident.
According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol, Eutimio Diaz was traveling north Saturday on Highway 86 just south of Salton Sea with his son. About 3:45 p.m. Diaz started to drive off the east edge of the highway and overcorrected and drove across the dirt center median.
His vehicle continued across the southbound lanes and overturned on the west dirt shoulder of the highway.
Witnesses told officers that after the accident Diaz threw beer bottles into a wash west of the accident scene.
A passing driver pulled over to offer assistance to Diaz. Diaz asked for a ride to the nearest phone, which was in Desert Shores, several miles north of the accident scene.
Diaz called his wife but failed to notify the Highway Patrol or any police department about the accident.