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Pair sought in crash that killed man in Menifee


Last updated 11/15/2018 at 5:39pm

MENIFEE - A pair of suspects in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 22-year-old man in Menifee were at large on Thursday, Nov. 14, with authorities looking to the public for help finding them.

The unidentified driver and his front-seat passenger fled following the collision Monday that left 22-year-old Ricardo Murillo Sandoval fatally injured, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Sgt. John Burke said the suspects were in a Toyota pickup truck that was traveling northbound on Menifee Road about 1:45 a.m. when it slammed into Sandoval's Lexus headed west on state Route 74.

Sandoval was killed on impact, and his front-seat passenger, identified only as a 23-year-old Hemet resident, suffered moderate injuries, Burke said.

The suspects bailed out of the wrecked pickup and ran away, escaping before deputies arrived, according to the sergeant.

Two teenage girls who were riding with them, neither of whom were identified, remained at the scene and were treated for minor injuries. They, along with the Lexus passenger, were taken to a hospital for treatment and are recovering, Burke said.

It was unclear whether or how well the girls knew the two suspects.

Both are Hispanic, in their late teens or early 20s, with short hair. The driver had on a black cap and black jacket. He was clean-shaven, while his passenger had a half-beard and mustache and was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with the imprint "Aero'' in red-lettering on the front.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff's Menifee station at (951) 210-1091.


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