FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION
RIVERSIDE, CA – On Friday, June 2, 2017, at approximately 11:00 AM, Riverside Police and Fire responded to a report of single vehicle traffic collision on Olivewood Ave. south of Cridge St. Witnesses stated a 1998 Acura Integra, which was being driven by a 19 year-old male resident of Mentone, was north on Olivewood Ave at a high rate of speed. It appeared the vehicle may have been racing another vehicle, which was described as a dark, late model Honda coupe. As the vehicles weaved in and around traffic, the Acura driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with a concrete light pole. The other vehicle then made a U-turn, drove south past the collision scene and left the area south on Olivewood Ave. The Acura driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Officers from the Riverside Police Department M.A.I.T. were called to the scene and are investigating. The name of the decedent will be released by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office pending their investigation and notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective Z. Fishell at (951) 826-8723