Fontana Man Dies After Collision With Tow Truck

On Sunday Oct 16, Osmundo Basilio, 62, was pronounced dead at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana. He had been involved in a collision with a tow truck in Ontario the day prior, and died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner’s Division.

At 11:56 a.m. on Saturday Oct 15, Mr Basilio had been driving a Chevy Tahoe south on Etiwanda Avenue, just north of Airport Drive in Ontario, when a tow truck carrying multiple cars struck him from behind while he was stopped at a stop light. He had been running errands that morning and was on his way home at the time of the accident.

Mr Basilio was a beloved father and will be greatly missed by his family. They have set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs surrounding his funeral. On the page the family states that Mr Basilio was ‘was always a hard working man who put his family first, despite his limited mobility from a prior accident in 2011.’ His family is grateful to all their loved ones who have given comfort in their time of need.

The Ontario Police Department is investigating the collision.

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