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Police: 'Drunk' Runs Stop at 120 MPH, Passenger Killed

Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Issue 10, Volume 16.
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RIVERSIDE - A man riding inside a car, driven by an alleged drunken driver in a street race at over 120 miles per hour, was killed in a crash today in Riverside, police said.

Ruben Terriquez was killed in the crash of the 1994 Ford Mustang driven by the allegedly drunken racer: Jesus Gamez. Both men were identified as 18- year-old Riverside residents.

Gamez was allegedly racing some sort of silver sedan southbound on Mitchell Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. The driver apparently ran a stop sign at Norwood Avenue, and the speeding Mustang shoved a parked 2005 Honda Accord into a utility pole, said Riverside police Sgt. Dan Reeves.

"Both occupants had to be extricated from the vehicle by Riverside Fire Department personnel," Reeves said. "They were transported to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment and the passenger succumbed to his injuries during treatment."

Gamez suffered non-life threatening injuries, while the silver sedan left the scene after the crash, Reeves said.

Riverside police were investigating and asked anyone with information to call (951) 826-8723.



Comment Profile ImagePaul
Comment #1 | Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:31 am
What a shame one of them was killed.
Comment Profile ImageLee Chew
Comment #2 | Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Utility poles always win in crashes. Sorry but take it onto a race track fools.
Comment Profile ImageSteph
Comment #3 | Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 2:44 am
LeeChew dont be messed up were all hurt rite now even tho what they did was wrong
Comment Profile ImageIris
Comment #4 | Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:56 am
Agree with Lee Chew. IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment Profile Imagelake elsinore
Comment #5 | Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:25 am
Once agin two young people out having fun but turns tragic. Don't drink an drive don't street race! To bad for there familys. An steph if u read these coments enough you'll no lee chew is abubble buster. He never doz a thing wrong he's the besy..... Ya right
Comment Profile ImageJJ
Comment #6 | Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:30 am
I knew Ruben :( its so sad to think he is not with us anymore..
Comment Profile Imageluz
Comment #7 | Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm
lee chew .... you. have respect one of them is dead!
Comment Profile ImageReality Checker
Comment #8 | Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm
Wonder how much the hospital and doctors bills were, and lets take a guess at the odds that us taxpayers are covering it? Any takers? I suggest the offender have to work for the county for free until the bills are payed back as part of his sentencing when it goes to court. He'll probably have to work for twenty years to pay it off, but doesnt bother me a bit. Why should anyone feel sorry for him?
Comment Profile Imagefamily of Ruben
Comment #9 | Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm
Wow is all I can say..... The reality is a tragic death occurred , the driver may be charged for the death of his friend , this he will have to live with for the rest of his life. Drinking while getting behind the wheel of a car is a terrible choice , tragedy happens ,loved ones are lost, and no one can change this . And for Reality checker lets hope that you are never in a position to need help, Our tax money goes for many things I dont agree with but , bills for Drs., hospitals etc. you hopefully would want the treatment to save your loved ones life regardless of being able to pay for it or not.
Comment Profile ImageR.I.P Ruben
Comment #10 | Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Manily To Lee Chew Put Your Self In Our Shoes That Was My Cousin That Died In The Accident What If It Was YOur Cousin ? And Somone Said A Stupid Comment Like You Did How Would You Feel ? If You Dont HAve Andthing nice to say dont say anything at all please !

- Rest in peace ruben J. terriquez your sleeping with the angels now and being our gardian angel ily
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Comment #11 | Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm
lee cheww havee somee respectt miii bestt freindd wass thee onee tht diied annd youuh dontt know thee feelinqq wee havee causee wee all lostt aah lovedd onee annd ifff youuh dntt havee anythinqq niicee too sayy pleasee dontt sayy sayy itt causee itt hurtts too cee youuh called themm fools iff anythinqq youuhr aah fool forr even sayinqq thtt!!!.... well ilovee youuh biqq brotherrr youhhr safee annd wifff youuhr angells annd iMiss Youuh likeee crazyy wee all thiink boutt youuh everydayy 12.23.93_3.11.12
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Comment Profile ImageR.I.P ERROR
Comment #12 | Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm
wow u people are really messed upp in the head!!! manily u lee chow and iris u need to understand that someone was killed in that car crash. maybe it wasnt any of ur family members or wasnt one of ur friends but to other people he ment the world to. so to all the haters out there YOU ALL NEED TO GROW THE ... UPP AND STOP DISSING THEM FOR WHAT THEY DID BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STILL HURTING AND U GUYS ARENT MAKING IT BETTER BY SAYING ALL THIS DISRESPECTFUL STUFF.

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