Claims Life of
Big Bear City Resident
California Highway Patrol – Running
Springs____ early Friday afternoon
July 21, 2017, responded to the scene of a traffic collision on State Route 38, east of
J. Zuppinger, a resident of Big Bear City, C was driving a gray, 1994, Jeep
Grand Cherokee, westbound on State R38, east of Angelus Oaks. For unknown reasons, the Grand Cherokee left
the roadway and entered onto the south shoulder of the highway where it
overturned. Zuppinger was trapped and
would later be extricated by witnesses.
extrication, it was determined Zuppinger was not breathing and CPR was administered
by witnesses until relieved by San Bernardino County Fire personnel. An airship transported the patient to
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where Zuppinger succumbed to his
Highway Patrol Officer R. Kundrath, ID21139, is handling the collision
investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.