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Head-on crash on Ramona Expressway in San Jacinto leaves San Bernardino man, Hemet man dead

By in Press Enterprise on November 17, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

A second person has died following a head-on crash Thursday afternoon on the Ramona Expressway at North Warren Road in San Jacinto, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of each vehicle died, according to a CHP press release, and each of their female passengers was hurt and taken to the hospital.

Around 4:30 p.m., a 23-year-old Hemet man was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry east on the Ramona Expressway near Warren Road, according to CHP officials. At the same time, a 24-year-old man from San Bernardino was driving a 2010 Toyota Scion in the opposite direction.

For an unknown reason, authorities say the Camry swerved to the left into the path of the Scion, leading to a head-on crash, the release said.

Emergency personnel pronounced the San Bernardino man dead at the scene, officials said. The driver of the Camry was taken to Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where he later died.

The Camry’s 47-year-old passenger and the Scion’s 27-year-old passenger were both taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not released, as of Friday morning; however, the CHP statement said the older woman sustained more serious injuries.

The crash is under investigation and officials say drugs and alcohol have not yet been ruled out as a cause.

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