Man loses control of car, killed on Domenigoni Parkway

HEMET – A San Jacinto man lost control of his sedan, was flung from the vehicle and then landed on the roadway, where he was struck by another vehicle and killed, the coroner’s office reported today.

Paul Vavao, 23, died of his injuries at Hemet Valley Medical Center after the 9:09 p.m. incident Saturday.

He was apparently driving on westbound Domenigoni Parkway when his vehcile inexplicably left the roadway about 700 feet west of Searl Parkway, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

Coroner’s officials report that Vavao’s car veered up an embankment before he was ejected, only to land on the roadway. A sport utility vehicle then hit him.

26 Responses to "Man loses control of car, killed on Domenigoni Parkway"

  1. Hailey Young   October 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I love you Uncle Paul I miss you so much everyone is gathered up at Papas and Tutus house we are looking at all the pictures of you we are all crying we miss you so much Kaovi Kylie Keoni Lucky Me and many more of the family are all coming together and missing you.

  2. Ginger Miller   October 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    This is very unfortunate so young & kind
    rip my prayers are with the vavao family
    I hope they find the person who did the hit and run.
    Love u all sincerely Ginger Miller

  3. Miner family   October 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    My heart goes out the family! You are all in my prayers!

  4. Del Kesler   October 22, 2012 at 1:35 am

    My deepest and sincere condolences on the loss of your brother, Paul. No one should have to die young. He was a good guy and a nice kid. Always saying hello to me at the Roadhouse and seemed to enjoy his life.
    Hold tightly to his memory and the good things you had while he was here.
    My heart is with you all tonight!

  5. My two cents   October 22, 2012 at 3:21 am

    My condolences to the family of Paul Vavao.

    This appears to be another case of the victim not wearing a seat belt.

    It is very unlikely that someone will be ejected from a vehicle while wearing a seat belt.

  6. adrian pahoa   October 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I love you little cousin tell grampa hi for me i will see you soon

  7. adrian pahoa   October 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    The articles fail to mention he was struck by a vehicle that didnt stop

  8. Kristina   October 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Vavao family. I hope his girlfriend can find the strengh to get through this, I feel so bad for her and their baby girl.

  9. YOUR TWO CENTS   October 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Take your two cents and keep them. They’re useless to us.

  10. Andrew Saldivar   October 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I miss you Paul.. We all love you and are gonna miss. Youll be in all our hearts. I love you cousin.

  11. 24   October 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Rip paul

  12. 0 tolerance   October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    It does not mention about a hit and run,, was it??

  13. Margie   October 23, 2012 at 4:39 am

    So very sorry for the family…

  14. Mona   October 23, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I was deeply sadden to hear of the loss of Paul. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Forever hold and cherish those loving memories. God Bless. Mo and family.

  15. Paul and Sylvia Miller   October 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one Lippy. Our deepest condolences to the family of Paul. We will pray for you to have the strength to endure this trajic loss. Love, The Millers

  16. lovely   October 24, 2012 at 6:22 am

    We all miss u lippie! Plenty of Jameson drank and even more tears shed. I hope the coward that killed him and ran lives in a lonely and dark place for life. Better hope friens and family don’t find u first. You took and son, brother, uncle, dad to a new born and a friend from a lot of people.
    He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt no. But… regardless he deserved better than that

  17. TR   October 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I searched this article as our family was on our way home Sat night when we passed emergency vehicles & a vehicle on the embankment. We prayed for the victims, fearing a loss of life! My heart is saddened for your loss, especially so young. I will continue to pray that the person(s) responsible are revealed & justice served! Thoughts & prayers for the family, so sorry for your loss.

  18. Family Friend   October 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    To the Vavao Family you love so hard and strong. I am deeply sorry for the loss of Paul to your family. I can only judge by what I witness of Paul…Smiling Face, and affectionate loving amazing Uncle always ready for a hug and smile. Everybody says Paul is their brother I know but his brothers Kawika, Chris & Martin he loved you guys beyond that shone thru. He loved and respected his mom and dad Tom & Sheli I hope you all don’t doubt that because we seen it. Lastly why are all the newspaper articles but only stating the SUV that struck Paul LEFT THE SCENE!!!! That seems to me to be a bit important reporters!

  19. :(   October 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    So sad over this. RIP Paul. We love you.

  20. 5Hortons   October 26, 2012 at 12:16 am

    If the people that saw him laying in the street blocked traffic he would might of lived also amd the heartless person that hit him if he/she would of stopped and gave him much needed aid he might of lived also, this greiveing family doesnt need your heartless comments about him wearing a seatbelt, if it was your son, brother cousin friend, husband or father of your children Im sure u wouldnt say well he should have had a seatbelt on. Come on people. My fiance was killed in a car accident and the seatbelt trapped him in the car and broke his neck. Have a little compassion and keep your heartless comments to yourself. RIParadise Paul and I pray the person comes forward who hit u so ur family can get the questions answered they deserve. Xoxo

  21. Drea d.   November 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Im so sad to hear the way he passed away, he didnt deserve that!! He was a caring guy and he will be missed very much by many people ever since i heard the news i cant stop crying :_( My heart goes out to the vavao family they are such a close family and i cant imagine how they are feeling right now. I hope they find the coward that struck him! r.i.p. Paul Jake and I will miss you very much!

  22. THE ROBINSON FAMILY   November 6, 2012 at 7:28 am

    R.I.p. our condolences for the vavao family, deeply sorry for your loss.

  23. Stacey   December 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Really my two cents. Thats about all you have to comment on? at such a grief stricken time for this family . People are so heartless. Im sick you even went there……………………

  24. Dante   February 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Saw pic of you on facebook. Googled the name and read the story about your accident. So sorry. It’s my bday today on the 14th of Feb Valentines day and it saddens me to know your not with your loved ones. RIP Paul Vavao.
    We will all be together some day.

  25. young childhood friend   April 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    It’s so hard to believe this happened. Its been years since I’d seen you guys but even knowing someone I’ve known leaving this world is unbelievable. I always thought ‘ it would never happen to me or my friends’ i see everyday the loss everyone has every day for you.. you’re seriously loved and missed by your loved ones. May your daughter grow well and strong with your blood and know her father was a great person

  26. Berlin guzman   October 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Two years later & it still hurts like it was just yesterday love you forever uncle paul … kisses to the sky


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