A man who suffered serious injuries in a car accident has died, the coroner’s department said today.
The coroner’s spokesperson said Marine reservist, Nicholas Musto, 25 of New York succumbed to his injuries at Inland Valley Medical Center on Tuesday Oct. 2 just after 1 p.m.
A traffic collision sent one man to an area hospital with major injuries, it was reported.
The incident occurred at 3:25 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Rancho California and Yukon roads, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
Deputies arrived on scene to find a 1997 Nissan Maxima and a 2012 GMC Acadia resting on their wheels in the westbound lanes of Rancho California.
“Further investigation revealed the GMC Acadia, driven by Temecula resident Jennifer Moss had been traveling eastbound on Rancho California and entered the intersection against a red light and struck the Nissan,” the report said.
The male driver of the Nissan suffered major injuries in the collision and was transported by ambulance to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center.
His identity was not known.
Witnesses are assisting in the investigation, officials said.
The roadway was closed for more than four hours while members of the Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team conducted an investigation, according to the report.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have contributed to the cause of the collision.
Anyone with information that would assist the officers investigating this collision is encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Division at 951-696-3000.