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Posted on: January 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:Temecula 
Written Date:January 29, 2022Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:January 28, 2022Time:8:51 PM
Incident Location:Margarita Road south of Moraga Road, Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joey Sinz
File Number(s):TE220280195


On January 28, 2022, about 8:51 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station, responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision near the intersection of Margarita Rd. and Moraga Rd. in the city of Temecula. Deputies learned the collision involved a single vehicle and a bicyclist. Life saving measures were started by the initial motor deputy on scene until fire fighters took over these efforts. The bicyclist succumbed to the injuries on scene.

Accident Investigators from the Southwest Sheriff’s Station responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the bicyclist was outside of the marked bicycle lane attempting to cross Margarita Rd. before the traffic collision occurred. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with law enforcement.

The identity of the involved party 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 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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