JURUPA VALLEY: Victim in fatal crash identified

JURUPA VALLEY – A motorist who was fatally injured when his compact car plowed into the back of a stationary vehicle on the 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley was identified today.

Tomas Rodriguez-Jimenez, 27, died at Riverside Community Hospital about four hours after the Sunday pre-dawn crash on the eastbound 60, a mile east of Rubidoux Boulevard.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Rodriguez-Jimenez was driving a 1991 Honda Civic at an undetermined speed when he came upon an abandoned 2005 Honda Pilot, unoccupied, in one of the four traffic lanes about 1:30 a.m.

Officer Dan Olivas said the victim slammed into the back of the Pilot, leaving both vehicles a mangled heap.

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