RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Single Vehicle Traffic Fatality|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||December 30, 2020||Time:||9:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||December 29, 2020||Time:||11:38 PM|
|Incident Location:||Heacock Street and John F. Kennedy Drive|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Joe Narciso|
On December 29, 2020, at 11:38 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff Department, Moreno Valley Station, responded to a report a major injury traffic collision at the intersection of Heacock Street and John F. Kennedy Drive. Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel arrived within minutes and started rescue efforts on the one involved vehicle, occupied only by the driver. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The driver was later pronounced deceased. The identity of the deceased male driver will not be released at this time, pending notification to the next of kin.
The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed a light-colored Chevrolet Camaro was traveling northbound on Heacock Street at a high rate of speed, just south of John F. Kennedy Drive. The vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a block wall.
The portion of Heacock Street was closed for six hours to allow the scene investigation and evidence collection. The investigation is continuing and the involvement of alcohol and/or drugs is unknown.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Kevin Seguin of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6700, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
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