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Cal Fire San Bernardino unit chief Timothy McClelland charged in fatal crash

A freeway collision involving a Cal Fire pickup truck killed a Banning man Wednesday night, Aug. 1, 2012.

February 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The chief of Cal Fire's San Bernardino unit faces a vehicular manslaughter charge stemming from a deadly crash last summer.

Prosecutors say Timothy McClelland was driving a Cal Fire pickup truck when he rear-ended 48-year-old Gregory Kirwin, of Banning, on Aug. 1. Kirwin died in that crash.

Upon impact, Kirwin's Ford Focus rear-ended a Chevy Impala. The driver of that vehicle suffered minor injuries.

McClelland is on active duty, working on administrative projects in a different Cal Fire office. He's due in court in April for arraignment.