RIVERSIDE – A Tuesday night collision took the life of a 22-year-old Corona man. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at around 10:10 p.m. Riverside Police and Fire officials responded the Van Buren Boulevard north of Morris Street for a traffic collision. When they arrived they found three vehicles, all with moderate to major damage officials said.
Through investigation, they learned that the late-90’2 Honda Prelude, driven by Jayson Garcia, 22, of Corona was driving south on Van Buren Boulevard at a high rate of speed as it approached Morris Street. For reasons, which remain under investigation the Garcia lost control causing it to cross over the center median and into northbound lanes. As the vehicle swerved into northbound lanes, he collided head-on with a late model Infiniti Q50 driven by a woman and with her teen daughter being the front passenger. The vehicle behind the Infiniti attempted to avoid the collision and hit the east curb of Van Buren Boulevard. The driver was not injured as a result of the crash.
Jayson Garcia, who was driving the Prelude, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, also an adult was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Infiniti was not injured as a result of the crash, her teen daughter was transported to the hospital as a precaution.
The Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective K. Madsen at (951) 826-8723.
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