Authorities today identified a 74-year-old man who was killed when his pickup truck was broadsided by a car at a Riverside intersection.
The collision happened around 10:20 a.m., Tuesday March 5 at Gratton Street and Victoria Avenue, according to Riverside police.
Florentino Martinez of Riverside died about an hour later at a hospital, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau.
Martinez was headed west on Victoria in his 1988 Toyota pickup when a man at the wheel of a 2009 BMW going south on Gratton struck the truck, which veered off the roadway and slammed into a palm tree, police said.
The intersection does not have a stop light, and traffic on Victoria has the right-of-way.
The BMW driver was not hurt, said Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint.
The circumstances of the crash remained under investigation.