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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Fatal Traffic Collision

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:Temecula
Written Date:August 26, 2020Time:6:00 AM
Incident Date:August 25, 2020Time:10:35 PM
Incident Location:Pauba Road ¼ mile east of Margarita Road in the City of Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joseph Greco
File Number(s):TE202380256


Details:

Temecula, CA, Calif. – On Tuesday, August 25th, 2020, about 10:35 p.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station, responded to Pauba Road, east of Margarita Road, regarding a major traffic collision involving two vehicles. Deputies and medical personnel arrived within minutes and located an unresponsive victim inside her vehicle. One victim was treated for a complaint of pain and released from the scene. The additional victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a white Mercedes Benz was traveling eastbound on Pauba Road when it drove into oncoming traffic. The white Mercedes Benz collided head-on with a blue Subaru Forester. The identification of the decedent is being withheld pending Coroner’s notification of the next of kin.

The Southwest Station Traffic Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. During the investigation, Pauba Road was closed between Via Cerda and Linfield Way for several hours. This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Deputy Hansen of the Southwest Station at 951-696-3000.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.



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