***UPDATED*** Coroner Identifies Victim Of Fatal Single-Vehicle Traffic Collision In San Jacinto
The Coroner’s Office has just identified Andrew McKelvey, 22-years-old of San Jacinto, as the victim killed in last Sunday’s fiery, single-vehicle, traffic collision. The accident occurred on Esplanade Avenue, in the city of San Jacinto.
Writers note: I am aware of this victim’s name and his connection to the valley, however I will not ever release a victim’s identification until official release from the coroner’s office or without permission from the family. In this case, I have chosen not to contact the family, due to the sensitive nature of their position within the community and the (non-criminal) nature of the victim’s death.
SAN JACINTO – On Sunday, Dec. 6, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters, California Highway Patrol officers and deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto and Hemet stations responded to the report of a major, single vehicle traffic collision on Esplanade Avenue, in San Jacinto.
Multiple 911 callers reported a vehicle had crashed in an embankment, adjacent to the roadway, 500 feet east of Villines and was on fire.
According to a press release from the Riverside County Fire Department, the sole occupant of the vehicle did not survive the crash and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the vehicle has only been identified as an adult male.
The family arrived on scene shortly following the reported crash and is aware of the victim’s condition and status.
A coroners press release confirmed the death of the driver at 4:40 a.m., however they have not yet identified the victim.
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