RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:|| Fatal Traffic Collision, Single Vehicle|
|Written Date:||10/01/19||Time:||2:55 PM|
|Incident Date:||10/01/19||Time:||11:50 AM|
|Incident Location:||State Hwy 74 @ Briggs Rd, Menifee |
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Marshall|
|File Number(s):||ME192740053 |
Menifee, CA – Deputies responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on State Hwy 74 @ Briggs Rd, in the city of Menifee. The preliminary investigation showed a motorist, a 81-year-old resident of Menifee, was travelling westbound on State Hwy 74, veered to the right, and struck a light pole at the intersection of Briggs Road. The motorist sustained major injuries and died at the scene. A passenger, an 87-year-old resident of Menifee, sustained major injuries, and died at the hospital. There was no indication alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision.
The Perris Station Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The intersection of State Hwy 74 and Briggs Road was closed temporarily during this investigation and re-opened to traffic at 2:20 pm.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision and has not been interviewed is encouraged to call Deputy Bryan at the Perris Sheriff’s Station, (951) 210-1000.
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