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Winchester man struck, killed by semi truck while walking on freeway lanes in Menifee


Last updated 1/22/2018 at Noon

A 31-year-old Winchester man was struck and killed by a semi truck Saturday, Jan. 20, as he walked toward traffic on lanes of the 215 Freeway in Menifee, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Jacob Muckelrath was pronounced dead at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar about 1:46 p.m., according to a Riverside County coroner's news release.

Around 6 a.m. that morning Muckelrath had been walking north in the far right southbound lane of the 215 freeway south of Keller Road, according to CHP news release.

He was struck by a 2016 International Tractor/Trailer and thrown onto the roadway surface before coming to a rest on the freeway shoulder, according to the release.

The 26-year-old San Diego man driving the semi truck pulled over to the shoulder south of the accident scene and awaited authorities.

The California Highway Patrol Temecula Area Office is investigating the crash.


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