Banning man dies in single-vehicle accident in Beaumont

A Banning man was killed shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday when his vehicle spun out of control and struck a light pole, Coroner’s officials reported today.

Matthew Wilken was driving his sedan in Brookside Avenue, about 140 feet from Nancy Avenue, in Beaumont when he skidded out of control on the wet ground, according to a Riverside County Coroner’s report.

Wilken was not ejected from the vehicle.

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