Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date June 12, 2002
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli 
Phone (909) 826-5576


Fatal Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 12:30 AM a single vehicle collision occurred on California Ave west of Harrison St. The vehicle, a 1992 Chevy Cavalier, contained three (3) occupants including the driver. The vehicle was eastbound on California Av. approaching Harrison St. at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway.

After leaving the roadway the vehicle collided with a tree and came to rest against a granite light standard. Paramedics from the Riverside Fire Department responded to the scene. The driver and rear passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene. A third party riding in the front passenger seat was treated by the emergency room staff at Riverside Community Hospital and released.

At this time the names of the deceased are not being released pending notification of relatives by the Riverside County Sheriff/Coroners Office. The investigation is being conducted by the Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team.