UPDATED: Three-Vehicle Crash in Menifee Kills One

The victim of the Friday night collision, a man, has not yet been identified.

One man is dead after three vehicles collided in Menifee Friday. Patch file photo.
One man is dead after three vehicles collided in Menifee Friday. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 8:05 a.m. Dec. 28, 2103.

UPDATE at 4:58 p.m.:  The Riverside coroner's office identified the man today who died in a fatal collision with a sport utility vehicle in Menifee.

Dionisio Lucero-Gonzalez, 27, of Moreno Valley, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision Friday night at Bundy Canyon Road, west of Wright Road, the Riverside County Coroner's Office reported.

Lucero-Gonzalez crossed into oncoming traffic in his sedan and plowed into a SUV, according to the coroner. The fatal crash was reported at 10:23 p.m. and involved two other vehicles.

It was not immediately known how the crash happened.

A woman from a second vehicle was taken to a hospital for minor injuries, but no one from the third vehicle was hurt, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man was killed and a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries during a three-vehicle collision in Menifee, authorities said today.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Bundy Canyon and Wright roads at 10:25 p.m. Friday, said Riverside County Sheriff's Department Deputy Michael Vasquez.

Officers arriving at the scene located two vehicles with major damage. A man in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, said Menifee police Sgt. D. Payne.

A woman in another vehicle was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Payne said.

The third vehicle sustained only minor damage. There were no reports of injuries from any of the occupants in that car, he said.

-- City News Service


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