Two die in separate crashes in Hemet

HEMET – Two fatal car crashes occurred over the holiday weekend in Hemet involving cars that swerved out of control, police said Jan. 1.

The first crash happened at 11:45 p.m. Friday near the intersection of State Street and Domenigoni Parkway when a speeding car swerved and left the roadway, overturning and killing the driver, said Hemet police Lt. Jeff Davis.

The identity of the victim was withheld pending notification of the family, Davis said.

The second crash happened at 11:21 p.m. Sunday on Florida Avenue near Lyon Avenue when a car swerved off the eastbound roadway and smashed into pole located in a gas station parking lot, according to Davis.

The driver, later identified by the Riverside County Coroner’s office as Robert Ingram, 68, of Hemet, was hospitalized but later died of his injuries.

It was not clear if alcohol or drugs were a factor in either of the crashes.

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