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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Fatal Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:Temecula
Written Date:August 1, 2021Time:9:35 PM
Incident Date:August 1, 2021Time:4:47 PM
Incident Location:30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant William Pratt
File Number(s):TE212130130


On August 1, 2021, about 4:47 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station, responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision near Ronald Reagan Sports Park in the city of Temecula. A Chevrolet left the roadway and collided with a tree. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries.

Accident Investigators from the Southwest Sheriff’s Station responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the Chevrolet lost control while traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Rancho Vista Road. The vehicle slid off the roadway and struck a tree. It is unknown if intoxication played a role in this collision.

The identity of the involved parties will not be released pending further investigation and the notification to the next of kin.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Opice of the Southwest Sheriff’s Station at 951-696-3000 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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