Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision near Indian Hill Road in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, CA (December 9, 2021) – Thursday afternoon, 20-year-old Efren Cordova Vazquez died in a fiery crash on Mission Inn Avenue.

Authorities said the incident occurred around 2:40 p.m., near Indian Hill Road. Per reports, the driver of a black 2002 Lexus was heading west on Buena Vista Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle for reasons unknown.

The Lexus then crossed over into opposing traffic and hit a white 2015 Nissan Sentra. Afterwards, it went off the road into a block wall and overturned. It then collided with a 2015 Toyota Camry and caught fire.

Early investigation found that a 19-year-old man from Compton was driving the Lexus. He sustained moderate injuries and was later taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, responders pronounced the passenger, 20-year-old Cordova Vasquez, dead at the scene after sustaining major injuries.

The two people in the Toyota were hospitalized for minor injuries, while the Nissan remained unharmed.

Authorities have yet to confirm whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the deadly collision.


The team at Sweet James would like to express their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Efren Cordova Vazquez. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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