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Posted on: May 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Collision


Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant William Pratt

File # TE221200160


On April 20, 2022, at about 6:59 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station, responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision near Jefferson Avenue and Calle Cortez in the city of Temecula.

Accident Investigators from the Southwest Sheriff’s Station responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle and a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) were traveling in the same direction. The motorcycle hit the back of the SUV for an unknown reason. The sole occupant of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is unknown if intoxication played a role in this collision.

The identity of the involved parties will not be released pending further investigation and the notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Grimm of the Southwest Sheriff’s Station at 951-696-3000 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

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