I-10 wreck creates slippery mess after 40,000 pounds of butter spilled

BANNING — Two people were hospitalized after a fully-loaded tractor-trailer semi-truck they were driving crashed in Banning earlier this morning, Friday, June 21. The crash, which spilled about forty thousand pounds of Earth Balance vegetable oil/butter spread, happened on the westbound I-10 at the 8th St. on ramp. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Officials arrest Indio man connected with 2 Palm […]

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Excessive speed cited in UTV rollover that killed Cabazon teen

MORNOGO INDIAN RESERVATION — Details are beginning to emerge after a teenager was killed when he was thrown from a side-by-side off-road vehicle that overturned on the Morongo Indian Reservation, early Friday morning, June 14. Officials investigating the deadly crash have said the teenage driver was traveling too fast when he attempted to make a right turn at the intersection […]

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Man sought after Beaumont pursuit ends with crash, brush fire

BEAUMONT — Authorities today are continuing their search for a man who led them on a dangerous pursuit that traveled from Beaumont into Cherry Valley Wednesday, May 29. Yesterday’s chase ended when the driver took his sports car off road, racing through several large rural properties, before crashing into a fence. The accident sparked a brush fire and caused a […]

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Traveling alone on bus, teen molested – parolee later arrested

SAN GORGONIO PASS — Officials arrested a Bakersfield parolee they say spent an hour “harassing and annoying” a 16-year-old girl traveling by herself on a Greyhound bus early Monday morning, May 27. According to CHP, the victim was traveling home to Los Angeles along the westbound I-10 through the San Gorgonio Pass area after attending Comic Con; a comic book […]

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Two hospitalized after vehicle overturns off I-10 in Banning

BANNING — A man and woman headed to a Banning middle school to pick up their daughter were hospitalized after their vehicle hit the center divider, spun out, and overturned down a steep embankment in Banning yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, May 22. Yesterday’s crash, which resulted in one victim suffering major injuries, happened just before the 22nd St. off ramp on […]

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Heavy rain, speeding cited after fatal Banning crash

BANNING — A 33-year-old Rialto man has died after losing control of his vehicle and careening off the I-10 Freeway and into a tree in Banning early this morning, Thursday, May 23. Heavy rain and excessive speed for the conditions were determined to be contributing factors in the deadly crash, according to CHP. Although the victim was wearing his seat […]

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Employee struck by lightning at Beaumont middle school

BEAUMONT — A security guard with an umbrella and a second school employee were apparently struck by lightning at a Beaumont middle school as a storm system moved through the San Gorgonio pass area Wednesday afternoon, May 22. The security guard was rushed to an area hospital, while the second victim declined further medical treatment after the lightning strike, which […]

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UPDATE: More details after fiery Beaumont DUI crash injures 6

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2:30 p.m., With additional details from Beaumont PD BEAUMONT — Officials have released additional information about last Saturday afternoon’s major injury, DUI traffic collision in Beaumont, that happened at the intersection of Beaumont Ave. and 6th St. Four adults and two juveniles were hospitalized, including two who were critically injured and three who suffered major injuries, […]

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Woman ejected, fatally crushed, after truck rolls off SR-60

UPDATED: Thursday, May 16, 10:45 a.m. BEAUMONT — Officials have identified a woman who died when she was partially ejected and crushed by her overturning pickup truck, last Wednesday, May 8. The deadly crash happened on SR-60, just east of Jack Rabbit Trail, about halfway between Gilman Springs Rd. and Lamb Canyon/SR-79. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified the […]

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Second Beaumont victim dies after fatal Hemet DUI wreck

UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. See Original Story below. HEMET — A second victim has died after a deadly DUI-related crash earlier this week, Wednesday evening, May 1. The fatal, three-vehicle collision happened at the intersection of Warren Rd. and Florida Ave. The alleged drunk driver, Faalele Rosemarie Patea, 25, of Moreno Valley – who was already on parole […]

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