Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 25, 2002
Contact Sergeant Lisa Williams
Phone (909) 826-5464
Fax (909) 351-6051


Fatal Injury Collision

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 2:30 AM today, a traffic collision occurred on Tyler Ave. near Gramercy. A 1981 Ford truck driven by Brian Edward Harris (34) of Riverside, Ca. was traveling northbound on Tyler. A 1995 Honda driven by a 19-year-old female and a female passenger was traveling southbound on Tyler.

The northbound truck drove into the southbound lanes and collided with the Honda.  The driver and passenger of the Honda were transported via ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital for severe neck trauma and complaint of pain respectively. The passenger was treated and released and the driver was pronounced dead. The Riverside Coroners Office is withholding the 19-year-old drivers identification pending notification of the family.  

The driver of the truck was transported via ambulance to Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where he is receiving treatment for cuts on his hand and forehead. Officers are standing by to book Brian Edward Harris into the hospitals Jail Ward when his surgery is complete. He will be charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and driving on a suspended license.

The collision is being investigated by the Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation (MAIT) Team.