Fatal Traffic Collision with Road Closures

Date:

Reporting Deputy: Lieutenant M. Martinez

File # MV240420006

Details:

On Sunday February 11, 2024, at 12:42 a.m., deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the area of Reche Vista Drive and Country Road in the city of Moreno Valley. Deputies arrived and located a vehicle which had left the roadway, rolled, and caught fire.  Personnel from Cal Fire extinguished the flames and the accident investigation began. During the investigation, deputies located a subject with obvious signs of death in close proximity to the vehicle.  Based on this crash, road closures were needed on Reche Vista Drive between Country Road and Heacock Street until the completion of the investigation.

The Moreno Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the accident site and assumed the investigation. This case is ongoing and the cause of the crash is unknown at this time.  It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a part in this crash. The name of the deceased will not be released pending identification and notification to the next of kin and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Marcos Acosta of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 486-6700.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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