SAN JACINTO – A 74-year-old man was killed as a result of a traffic collision that authorities believe may have been caused by drunk driving on Sunday. At around 2:45 a.m. officers from the San Jacinto Police Department responded to the traffic collision on Sanderson Avenue south of Gilman Springs Road.
Through investigation, deputies learned that a Ford pickup truck was traveling south on Sanderson Avenue when the driver lost control causing it to spin across northbound lanes. The Ford struck the concrete barrier on the shoulder causing it to overturn and strike a Toyota pickup truck that was traveling north on Sanderson Avenue. The driver of the Toyota, Yucaipa resident, Issa Qaqish was pronounced dead at the scene.
A total of four others were injured and transported to the hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Authorities are not ruling out alcohol as a contributing factor to this collision. Sanderson Avenue remained closed for several hours while the collision was investigated.
The collision remains under investigation, anyone who has any information regarding the incident should call Deputy Cortez at (951)654-2702.
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