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Posted on: March 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:Perris
Written Date:March 6, 2020
Time:4:30 PM
Incident Date:January 24, 2020
Time:9:54 PM
Incident Location:Railroad Canyon Road west of Goetz Road, Canyon Lake
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Dominic Schreiber
File Number(s):202009901

Jose Sepulveda
Jose Luis Sepulveda

On January 24, 2020, deputies assigned to the city of Canyon Lake responded to a multi vehicle traffic collision on Railroad Canyon Road west of Goetz Road. The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Railroad Canyon Road collided with the back of a vehicle that was also traveling eastbound. One of the vehicles then crossed over the center divider and collided with a vehicle traveling westbound. Two occupants of the westbound vehicle were pronounced deceased as a result of the collision. The Perris Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team assumed the investigation.

On March 5, 2020, deputies arrested Jose Luis Sepulveda, age 33, of Lake Elsinore for second degree murder, DUI Alcohol causing great bodily injury, and other charges. Sepulveda was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a two-million dollar bail.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision and has not been interviewed is encouraged to contact Deputy Maldonado at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Perris Station (951) 210-1077.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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