PERRIS, California (Friday, December 11, 2015) – Two men died early this afternoon in a high-speed, multi-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of State Route Highway 74 and Theda Street, just west of Perris.
Their names, according to the Riverside Sheriff-Coroner’s report, were Jose Diaz Prado, 18, and Nathaniel Willis, 21. Both men were backseat passengers in a 2002 Mitsubishi sedan that had been traveling between 70-80 miles per hour. The driver was Joseph Hernandez, 18. He and his front-seat passenger, whose name has not been released, were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The accident took place when a black pickup truck sped through a red-light. The Mitsubishi as struck and spun about into the northwest corner where it slammed through a metal traffic sign.
“The force of (that) impact … split (the Mitsubishi) completely in half,” the police statement reported, according to Press Enterprise online newspaper.
The accident occurred at about 12:58 p.m., according to an incident report by the California Highway Patrol, Temecula.
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