Fatal San Jacinto Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Victim Identified As Hemet Resident

The coroner has identified the victim of a fatal vehicle vs pedestrian accident that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 10. A press release from the Riverside County Coroner’s Officer identified the victim as Gilbert Nishino, a 66-year-old resident of Hemet.

At about 9:33 p.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to the report of a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Soboba Road. The accident occurred approximately 880 feet southeast of Lake Park Drive, in the unincorporated area of San Jacinto.

The fatal accident happened near the Calicento Ranch and approximately one mile northwest of the Soboba Casino.

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A subsequent investigation determined Nishino was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a passing vehicle. There are no street lights in the area of the fatal accident and the area is rural and known to be extremely dark at night. Despite efforts by emergency first responders, Nishino was pronounced deceased at the scene at 9:43 p.m.

According to Sergeant Himmelberg, of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Soboba Road was closed for several hours while the collision was investigated.

Anyone having additional information regarding this incident is asked to call The San Jacinto Police Department at 951-654-2702. Callers can refer to incident file number I153140102 and can remain anonymous.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com




  • Gilbert was an attorney and a Hemet High School classmate of mine. He graduated in class of 1967. So sorry to hear of this tragedy

  • This man has died and his family is going through enough pain. I don’t think it was necessary to bring up his disbarment. Pretty cruel!

  • This man had been at the casino in his pajamas & robe , security at casino told this man to leave. It was quite apparent that he was not in his right mind. I truly believe that if Sabobba Security had taken the time to sit him down call a taxi or even the police, if they had given him some type of assistance this tragedy could have been avoided, and he would not have lost his life.

    • You come and go to facilities as you please. Walmart target stater bros and anything can happen anywhere. Not fair to put this on the casino. The key word in your statement was several times. Sometimes when you try to help people they dont want it and want u to mind your own business. These facilities are not here to babysit. Sorry for your loss but don’t blame the casino………..

  • Hi Trevor i was just wondering if there is any update on the status of the female pedestrian who was killed by a hit and run driver while crossing the street in Hemet on State street by the Crow’s nest bar? Her name was Jennifer Travis and she was wheelchair bound she was admitted to the hospital in Hemet and was in critical condition and braindead but later died from her injuries(she passed away about a week later) The drivers car was found abandoned and on fire somewhere on Esplanade street in Hemet and i was just curious if he has been caught yet? Jennifer was a friend of mine and she was also a mother of three children and now her children have to grow up without a mom.?…I really hope that the guy responsible gets what he deserves because my friend deserves justice and so do her children and her family members and friends. Thank you very much. Sincerely Denise Castillo.

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