Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date February 3, 2005
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (951) 351-6050
Fax (951) 351-6043


Fatal Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On February 3, 2005, at 1332 hours, officers of the Riverside Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision where a single vehicle veered off the roadway and into a ravine. According to witnesses, the collision occurred when a 1998 Toyota Camry traveling east on Central crossed over toward the north curb line just west of Quail Run and continued on the wrong side of the road until it struck the curb, vaulted up an embankment and then down into the ravine.

The vehicle struck a large tree at the bottom of the ravine.  The female passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. The 70-year-old male driver sustained major injuries and was taken to Riverside Community hospital for treatment.

Members of the Departmentís Traffic and Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded and the collision is under investigation.