Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Contact Dan Reeves, Sergeant
Phone (951) 353-7992

Fatal Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca- On December 27, 2006 at 12:11 am, officers of the Riverside Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision on Alessandro east of Via Vista. Officers arrived and found that a 2001 Chevy Silverado pick-up, traveling eastbound Alessandro, collided with the center divider and eventually overturned. No other vehicles were involved.

A 20-year-old male and a 19-year-old female climbed out of the truck prior to the officers’ arrival. Members of the Riverside Fire Department treated both subjects on scene. The female was taken by ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital with moderate injuries. The male was taken to RCRMC with serious injuries.

Emergency personnel located an 18-year-old female trapped under the truck. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Riverside County Deputy Coroner responded to assist with the investigation.

The Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to the scene and the collision is under investigation.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Rick Prince at (951) 353-7990.