Daniel Reyes Killed in Car Crash on San Timoteo Canyon Road in Riverside County
Riverside County, CA (May 18, 2022) – Daniel Reyes (47) died after getting involved in a car accident on San Timoteo Canyon Road in Riverside County. According to Patch, the incident happened at around 2:00 pm on Tuesday.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Jason Montez, Reyes drove a 2000 Honda Accord eastbound on San Timoteo Canyon Road. Then, he attempted to pass a 2021 GMC Sierra, which moved slowly in front of him.
Daniel Reyes attempted to pass a pickup in front of him before the accident.
However, as he crossed the double-yellow lines to get ahead of the pickup, a 2022 Toyota Camry approached from the other direction. This caused Reyes to move back into the eastbound lane and crash into the pickup. The collision then pushed the Honda into the Toyota’s path, causing another crash.
Responders from the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department crews arrived, but Reyes was already dead at the scene. Meanwhile, they transported the 50-year-old male driver of the Toyota to Riverside University Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The 23-year-old male driver of the pickup sustained no injuries from the accident. The CHP closed both sides of San Timoteo Canyon Road for preliminary investigation. The closure included portions of the road from Live Oak Canyon Road to the north as well as Redlands Boulevard to the south. It lasted until around 4:00 pm.
Right now, investigators don’t believe alcohol and drugs were factors in the crash.
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