[03-05-2023] Riverside County, CA – Two Women Killed, Another Injured in Corona Two-Vehicle Wrong-Way Crash

[03-05-2023] Two Women Killed, Another Injured in Corona Two-Vehicle Wrong-Way CrashTwo women were killed following a two-vehicle wrong-way collision in Corona early Sunday morning, March 05, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred just before 4:00 a.m. on the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway, east of Interstate 15.

A 2019 Honda Accord driven by a 24-year-old woman from Riverside entered the freeway’s eastbound lanes while traveling westbound at high speed. She maneuvered her vehicle into the HOV lane toward Corona. Other motorists who called 911 reported she was going about 90 mph.

The wrong-way woman traveled through the HOV lane for about five minutes before crashing head-on with a Toyota Corolla driven by 22-year-old Riverside resident Jennifer C. No other vehicles were involved, but the entire eastbound side came to a stop for nearly three hours.

Responders from the Corona Fire Department arrived and discovered the Toyota driver fatally injured. The Honda driver was also declared dead on the spot, while her 23-year-old female passenger was sent to a regional trauma center with minor injuries.

CHP stated that the Honda driver’s autopsy was still pending. It currently remains unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.

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Car accidents are a leading cause of accidental mortality and hospitalization in the United States. Every year, traffic-related incidents kill over two million people and injure over ten million more around the world.

According to the National Safety Council, traffic deaths increased by 8.3 percent in 2020 after a three-year reduction. In 2019, 39,107 people were killed in car accidents across the United States. As of the year 2020, there were 42,338 of them.

In 2010, 3,847 people were killed in car crashes in the Golden State of California. A total of 2,260 people lost their lives in single-vehicle incidents (representing 59% of all traffic fatalities) and 1,587 people lost their lives in accidents involving two or more vehicles (41%).

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