SAN JACINTO: Two people die in crash near San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO – Two people were killed Thursday, March 2, in a two-vehicle collision just north of San Jacinto.

The crash occurred about 2:15 p.m. on state Route 79, just south of Gilman Springs Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers arrived moments later and found two vehicles located on a slope adjacent to the highway.

Two victims, neither of whom were immediately identified, were pronounced dead at the scene by Riverside County Fire Department paramedics.

An occupant of one of the vehicles had to be extricated from the wreckage by firefighters and was transported to a trauma center in critical condition, according to the fire department.

The circumstances of the crash were under investigation.

All four lanes of the highway remained open after the crash, according to the CHP.

2 Responses to "SAN JACINTO: Two people die in crash near San Jacinto"

  1. Debbie   March 3, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I believe Thursday was March 2nd, today is Friday March 3rd. Or was the incident 2:15 am on Friday/today? Please update correct time and/or date.

    • Kim Harris   March 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Thanks Debbie! It was yesterday, my brain wasn’t engaging this morning without its proper coffee infusion! Correction has been made! KH


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