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Posted on: December 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Major Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Major Traffic Collision
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:December 20, 2020Time:11:30 AM
Incident Date:December 20, 2020Time:2:40 AM
Incident Location:Gilman Springs Road, south of Alessandro Boulevard
Reporting Officer:Sergeant R. Grmusha
File Number(s):MV203550032


On December 20, 2020, about 2:40 AM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Station, responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision on Gilman Springs Road, south of Alessandro Boulevard, in the city of Moreno Valley. Deputies arrived on-scene to find there was a single vehicle involved, occupied only by the driver.

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed that a silver Toyota Avalon was traveling southbound on Gilman Springs Road at a high rate of speed, south of Alessandro Boulevard. While trying to negotiate a curve, the Toyota Avalon’s driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, subsequently colliding with a concrete structure in a nearby field. The driver suffered major injuries and was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed to be in critical condition.

The identity of the driver will not be released pending further investigation.  Alcohol and or drugs were considered to be a suspected factor in the collision.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Greg Berry of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-8206, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

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

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