San Jacinto: Head on Collision Leaves Two Dead, Two Injured

CHP_Door_InsigniaSAN JACINTO — On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at about 4:30 p.m. two people were killed and another two seriously injured in a head on collision that happened on Ramona Expressway, west of Warren Road, just outside the city of San Jacinto.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials later identified one of the two drivers killed in the accident as Jonathon Wright, 24, of San Jacinto.

According to family and friends, Wright was on his way to work when the accident happened. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel about at 4:46 p.m., approximately twenty minutes after the accident occurred.

The other man killed was a a 23-year-old, San Bernardino resident, who died after being transported to Riverside University Health Systems for further evaluation and treatment. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff at 5:25 p.m., approximately two hours after the deadly collision.

The man’s name has not been publicly released, pending notification to next of kin.

California Highway Patrol investigated the cause of the double-fatal accident.

Officers determined the unidentified man was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry eastbound on Ramona Expressway just before the accident happened. Wright was traveling westbound on Ramona Expressway in a 2010 Toyota Scion.

“For reasons yet to be determined, the driver of the Camry swerved left, across double yellow lines and directly into the front of the Scion,” CHP Public Information Officer Darren Meyer explained after the collision.

Both sedans had passengers in the right front seat of the two cars and both sustained serious injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and more details will be released when available.


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