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.
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.
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