For Immediate Release
|Date||June 30, 2003|
|Contact||Sgt. Ken Carpenter|
Riverside, Ca- On July 30, 2003,
at 2248 hours, officers of the Riverside Police Department responded to a fatal
traffic collision at the intersection of California Ave and Monroe Street.
According to a witness, a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass was traveling W/B California
when it failed to stop for a red light and collided broadside with a 1995 Dodge
Caravan traveling N/B Monroe Street. The occupants of both vehicles were
An unidentified adult male passenger in the Oldsmobile was killed. The driver of the Oldsmobile, Joseph Pena, 45, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he was treated for major injuries.
The 17 year-old female driver of the Dodge Caravan and two adult passengers, all from Riverside, received minor injuries. They were transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Members of the Departmentís Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded.