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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Fatal Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision 
Station Area:Temecula
Written Date:October 3, 2020Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:October 3, 2020Time:7:18 AM
Incident Location:Margarita Road and Paseo Brillante in the City of Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joseph Greco
File Number(s):TE202770024


Temecula, California – On Saturday, October 3, 2020, about 7:18 a.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station, responded to Margarita Road, and Paseo Brillante, regarding a major traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. Deputies and medical personnel arrived within minutes and located an unresponsive bicyclist in the roadway. The bicyclist was transported by ambulance to the Inland Valley Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a gray Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on Margarita Road when the bicyclist crossed into oncoming traffic. The driver of the vehicle collided into the bicyclist.

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

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

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