Victims in two fatal southwest Riverside County crashes identified

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MENIFEE (CNS) – Two people who died in a multi-vehicle crash in Canyon Lake near Menifee were women from Lake Elsinore, authorities said Monday.
Tina Slatten was 58, and was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m. Friday at Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.
Benita Heyden, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner said.
The crash happened at 9:54 p.m. Friday on Railroad Canyon Road west of Goetz Road, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Dominic Schreiber said.
An eastbound vehicle rear-ended another eastbound vehicle, Schreiber said.
“One of the vehicles then crossed over the center divider and collided with a vehicle traveling westbound,” he said.
The Riverside County Fire Department reported that four patients were taken to hospitals with moderate injuries, including two who were freed from wrecked vehicles using hydraulic rescue tools.

Coroner ID’s Two Killed in Head On Crash Near Hemet

HEMET (CNS) – One of the two people killed in a head-on crash in the unincorporated Winchester area near Hemet was a resident of that community, authorities said on Monday.
Eva Barro was 56, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.
Jesus Giron Araiza, 23, was a resident of Mexico. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
The two-car crash occurred on Winchester Road, north of Scott Road, about 1:05 a.m. Friday, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Details of what led up to the crash were not available.