By Jeff Pack

Two serious accidents in Menifee, one fatality reported

Menifee woman killed after being struck by vehicle


Last updated 12/17/2018 at 10:27am

Colby Morain

This vehicle rolled off the southbound Escondido (215) Freeway at about 5:42 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 onto the intersection of Scenic View Drive and Keller Road in Menifee. The driver was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital.

CalFire Riverside reported that a single-vehicle crash at Highway 74 at Third Street in Menifee resulted in a fatality on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The agency initially reported that a single victim was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Later that night, Menifee Police reported the incident as a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.

On Monday, Dec. 17 the Riverside County coroner's office released the name of a Menifee woman struck by the vehicle and killed while crossing a roadway to be Maria Rivera, 46, the county coroner's office said.

The crash was reported about 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Menifee police Sgt. John Burke said.

"Witnesses reported a pedestrian was crossing the roadway and was struck by a vehicle,'' Burke said.

The crash was under investigation but "alcohol and/or drug impairment do not appear to be a factor in this collision at this time,'' Burke said.

A short time later at 5:42 p.m., CalFire reported that another vehicle had rolled off the southbound Interstate 215, leaving the driver with serious injuries after requiring extrication from the damaged vehicle.

The incident occurred at Scenic View and Keller Road in Menifee and the victim was transported by ground ambulance with serious injuries.

No further details were made available.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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