Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 27, 2005
  Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (951) 826-5237


Major Injury Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On April 27, 2005, at 10:30 pm, a 34-year-old male driving a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling west on Indiana Avenue approaching Fillmore when a 1991 Chevy Beretta driven by a 21 year old female ran the red light southbound on Fillmore at Indiana Avenue. The driver of the Explorer was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision and struck the Beretta broadside in the intersection.

The Explorer was the driven by Michael Taft of Riverside. Both he and his 24-year-old brother, who was a passenger in the vehicle, had minor injuries and declined to be transported to a hospital.

The driver of the Chevy Beretta was 21-year-old Ruby Guillen, also a Riverside resident. She was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 12:38 am by Emergency Room physicians. She sustained major trauma injuries from the collision.

Members of the Riverside Police Departmentís (M.A.I.T.) Major Accident Investigation Team responded and the collision is under investigation. Anyone with further information can contact Detective Ron Whitt at (951) 787-7911.