On Wednesday, September 02, 2015, at 4:17 pm, emergency personnel responded to a traffic collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of Rochester Avenue and Jersey Boulevard, in the city of Rancho Cucamonga.
Independent witnesses observed two black Ford Mustangs racing southbound on Rochester from Arrow Route, one driven by a 16-year-old juvenile from Rancho Cucamonga. At that time, Lopez was driving his Nissan east on Jersey and came to the intersection of Rochester.
Lopez entered the intersection to make a left turn to drive north. The front of the juvenile's Mustang collided into the driver's side of Lopez' Nissan, causing major intrusion into the passenger compartment of the Nissan. Both vehicles came to rest on the southwest corner of the intersection. Lopez was treated at the scene and died as a result of his injuries at a local hospital.
Deputies are looking for the second Ford Mustang that was racing the juvenile. It is described as a 2000 - 2003, black Ford Mustang with a hood scoop. The driver was possibly a Black, male adult in his early twenties wearing a backward hat.
Anyone who witnessed, or has any information regarding the outstanding vehicle or driver in this case is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department.