Driver killed in Riverside crash ID’d

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A motorist who died in a multi-vehicle crash in east Riverside that left four children injured was identified Wednesday as a 32-year-old Colton resident.

Natalie Porter died at Riverside Community Hospital less than an hour after the crash that occurred about 6 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street, near Garner Road.

According to Riverside police Sgt. Erich Feimer, Porter was driving her Kia Sorento south on Main Street when she “crossed into the northbound lanes for unknown reasons.” The Kia plowed head-on into a truck, then smashed into a Nissan Cube before coming to a stop in the No. 1 lane on the northbound side, near the AB Brown Soccer Complex, he said.

Four juveniles riding with Porter suffered moderate to serious injuries and were taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment, according to Feimer, who did not have condition updates on the survivors or their relationship to her.

The drivers of the truck and Nissan escaped injury.