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Posted on: December 18, 2021

Fatal Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:Southwest
Written Date:December 18, 2021
Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:December 18, 2021
Time:4:01 AM
Incident Location:Winchester Road at Margarita Road, Temecula 
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joey Sinz
File Number(s):TE213520023


On December 18, 2021, about 4:01 AM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station, responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision near the Promenade Temecula Mall in the city of Temecula. Deputies learned the collision involved a single vehicle and a pedestrian. 

Accident Investigators from the Southwest Sheriff’s Station responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was jaywalking across Winchester Road not in a crosswalk before the traffic collision occurred.

The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with law enforcement.  It is not believed intoxication played a role in this collision. 

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

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Melback 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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