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By Jeff Pack

One killed, another injured in fiery crash near San Jacinto


Last updated 1/31/2019 at 3:03pm

Marc Danielian

A Dodge Durango and big rig collided north of San Jacinto.

SAN JACINTO - One person was killed and another seriously injured on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in a head-on collision at about 11 a.m. just north of San Jacinto involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Issa Mojaddidi, 30, from Moreno Valley was driving a stolen silver 1998 Dodge Durango westbound on Gilman Springs Road, approximately 1/2 mile east of Bridge Street with Tanya Gil, 31, from Hemet in the passenger seat.

Traveling in the opposite direction, eastbound on Gilman Springs Road, was Roberto Magallon Sanchez, 57, from Los Angeles, driving a white, 2009 Volvo truck tractor pulling a 40-foot semi-trailer for Mother’s Nutritional Center.

For reasons not yet known Mojaddidi allowed his vehicle to drift right and onto the north dirt shoulder of Gilman Springs Road, turned left in an attempt to move the Durango back into the westbound lanes, but lost control. The Dodge spun out of control, across the westbound lane and into the eastbound lane, directly into the path of the Volvo truck.

Marc Danielian

A Dodge Durango and big rig collided north of San Jacinto.

According to the agency, the Durango and big rig collided, causing the passenger of the Durango to be ejected onto the roadway.

Gil was pronounced dead at the scene by Riverside County Fire.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the Durango erupted in flames on impact. Three engine crews contained the blaze within a few minutes, officials said.

The driver of the Volvo truck was not injured. Mojaddidi was transported to Riverside University Health System (RUHS) by American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance with serious injuries.

The CHP has not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor in the crash.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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