Polo Perez and Rafael Espinoza Killed in Moreno Valley Street Racing Crash
MORENO VALLEY (September 2, 2018) – Two young men were among the four people who died after a car crash on the 60 Freeway Friday evening, according to The Press Enterprise and KTLA.
The deceased 21-year-old men have been identified as Polo Najera Perez and Rafael Ramirez Espinoza. Perez and Espinoza, along with three other people, heading to Morongo Casino at the time of the incident.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said the accident was reported on August 31 at about 7:30 p.m. when a white 1999 BMW 328i struck the center divider and a guardrail before ultimately overturning on the freeway near the Redlands Boulevard exit.
2 Others Dead, 1 Injured in Car Accident on 60 Freeway
The BMW was allegedly racing with another vehicle when its driver lost control of the car and crashed. Two people were ejected from vehicle while the other three were found trapped inside.
Four occupants were pronounced deed at the scene, including Perez, Espinoza, another young man and a pregnant woman. The fifth party, a 19-year-old Colton woman, was taken to Riverside University Health Systems with moderate injuries.
Meanwhile, officials are still looking for the other two cars that might have been involved in the alleged street racing. They were described as a gray or black Honda Civic, either year 2017 or 2018, and a black Mazda hatchback.
We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to all the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news reports, it appears that the driver of the BMW will be held responsible for causing the wreck that led to the death and injuries of several other people. The motorist was apparently driving recklessly and involved in a street race prior to the tragic collision. Aside from that, alcohol is also believed to have played a role in the deadly incident. A thorough investigation will then be conducted to determine the charges to be filed against the suspect and possibly against the other motorists accountable for the alleged street racing.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, the surviving families of the deceased will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Meanwhile, the injured and held not liable for the crash will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced Riverside County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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