RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Collision|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||May 5, 2021||Time:||5:29 PM|
|Incident Date:||May 5, 2021||Time:||2:56 PM|
|Incident Location:||Gilman Springs Road, south of Alessandro Boulevard|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Joe Narciso|
On May 5, 2021, at 2:56 PM, deputies responded to the area of Gilman Springs Road, south of Alessandro Boulevard, Moreno Valley, regarding a single-vehicle traffic collision. Within minutes, deputies arrived and discovered the collision involved a Toyota Avalon motorist. Deputies and good Samaritans extricated the adult female driver from the vehicle. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The vehicle caught on fire and also ignited a nearby vegetation fire. Deputies attempted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on the driver. Extensive life-saving efforts were performed by the deputies and they were relieved by CalFire medics. The driver was later pronounced deceased.
The Moreno Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicates the driver was driving southbound on Gilman Springs. For an unknown reason, the driver left the roadway and collided with nearby concrete pipes. Gilman Springs will be closed for approximately four hours for the scene investigation. Deputies are still investigating if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision. The identity of the driver will not be released at this time.
For media inquiries on the vegetation fire, please direct inquires to the Riverside County Fire Department, regarding Bridge Fire #CA-RRU-059694. Anyone with information about the traffic collision or witnesses are encouraged to call Deputy Lynch of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6700, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
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