Head, Neck Injuries Killed Temecula Woman on 15

Elvia Yduarte, 34, was killed while riding on the northbound Interstate 15, south of Highway 395, shortly before 5 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A Temecula woman killed in a crash on a rain-slicked 15 Freeway in Fallbrook died of blunt force injuries to her head, neck and upper body, a medical examiner's report stated.

Elvia Yduarte, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the northbound Interstate 15 -- south of Old Highway 395 -- the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office reported.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Yduarte was riding in the back seat of a 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup with an extended cab shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

The truck went off the road, overturned numerous times and landed wheels up in a ravine about 300 feet down, authorities said.

The crash occurred during a heavy downpour and the M.E.'s office in San Diego stated the rain could have played a part in the crash.

An autopsy was underway Wednesday, the M.E.'s office reported.


Linda September 13, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Have any of you sat in the back of a 2007 Nissan extended pickup? If she did have a seat belt on, it still is dangerous period! It is unfortunate and very sad to lose anyone...especially someone so young.
Brenda September 14, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Well thanks JP, shows you how naive I am, because No I didn't not know that. LOL some people are so darn creative to come up with this stuff. And I never get them until someone spells it out for me. :/
Lola September 14, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Don't know why my earlier post was removed, but oh lordie am I glad to see other people speak up about Anita's crude and insensitive comments! Thank you all!
No one September 14, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Is this not the deadliest stretch of road? Why is that?
Bowser September 16, 2012 at 05:36 AM
I can't belive what I am reading from Anita Drink. It's not "just" a comment you made about seatbelts. It's how you say "no seatbelts on this fool". How heartless you are!! There are other ways to stress the importance of wearing a seat belt. The first thing you should have said, was how tragic it was that a life has been lost. There is nothing wrong with stressing the importance of wearing a seatbelt and how they do save lives but it could have been done a different way. If you could put yourself in her families shoes, and this happened to be a friend or family member of yours, the last thing you need is to feel any more heartache by reading insensitive posts. A simple: seatbealts save lives, its very unfortunate she didn't have her seatbelt on.....or something along those lines with a heartfelt "I'm sorry the family has to experience the loss of a loved one" would have been a little more appropriate. Why do you enjoy causing an uproar? Maybe it's just me, but I can't find it in my heart to bash someone during such a sad time. I just can't wrap my head around people who feel good by constantly posting jabs here, there and everywhere.


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