Passenger Identified in Lake Elsinore Crash

LAKE ELSINORE – The Riverside County coroner today identified the passenger in a 2014 Honda CRV who was ejected from the vehicle when it went from left to right lanes across the northbound Corona (15) Freeway, struck another car and overturned into a dirt field.

The accident was reported at 12:40 p.m. Sunday on the northbound Corona Freeway north of Main Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer D. Lee.

The 28-year-old driver of the Honda CRV was in the far left lane moving at 85 mph when he allowed the vehicle to cross all lanes to the right, where it collided with the rear of a 2006 Chrysler 300 driven by a 68-year-old woman, Lee said.

The CRV continued onto the dirt shoulder and overturned several times before coming to rest east of Camino Del Norte in a dirt field, the officer said.

Nidhi Burman, 27, of Temecula was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the CRV, Lee said. She died from her injuries at the scene.

Lake Elsinore: Motorist crashes through fence on northbound I-15 in fatal accident

At least one person was killed today when a grey sedan veered off the northbound I-15 freeway and crashed through a fence, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The vehicle went across all lanes of the freeway before crashing through the fence and going across two more lanes of traffic. It eventually stopped at a dirt field near Camino Del Norte in Lake Elsinore, according to the report.

Dispatchers received a 911 call regarding the accident by 12:43 p.m. and officers had issued a traffic alert at 12:50 p.m. because at least one other vehicle had been involved with the accident in some way.

It was not immediately clear why the driver veered through multiple lanes of traffic, nor was it clear who was killed in the single-vehicle crash.

This is a developing story. Keep checking in with the Valley News as they provide updates.

8 Responses to "Passenger Identified in Lake Elsinore Crash"

  1. Kirk   March 30, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Saw the aftermath – OMG

  2. Jessika   March 30, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Saw accident after it happened . Terrible my heart goes out to family and friends

  3. Liz   March 31, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Saw this accident happen. My husband tried, but couldn’t help the poor woman that was killed in this crash. Our hearts are broken for the family whose lives were shattered in an instant.

  4. CZ   March 31, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Perhaps he shouldn’t have been "keeping up with traffic" at 85mph in a 70! My heart goes out to HER family.

  5. Dan   April 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Wear your seatbelt

  6. Michele   April 2, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    We will miss you Nidhi!

  7. payal   April 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    how can i forget you dear,you were always there in my pain
    you were in my heart before, now you are in my brain…..

  8. Francisco Alfaro   April 8, 2014 at 5:14 am

    My wife and I were there, We could of saved her but we did not for ignorance she still had a pulse when we got there , Thw Good samaritan law protectedt us in that situation so we could of pick up the car but some guy said that if we picked it up and she still died we could go to jail
    everyone believe it and gave up i feel bad for that and i also think it was paramedic and fireman nelginence


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