Murrieta Man Dies in Medical Supply Van Crash on Interstate 215

MURRIETA, CA (December 14, 2021) – 75-year-old Elliott Uhrich tragically died Monday after a vehicle crash on Interstate 215.

The accident occurred about 5:40 p.m. on December 6th, along the I-215, southbound, near Clinton Keith Road.

As per reports, Uhrich was a passenger of 47-year-old Angel Pineda driving a medical supply van in the No. 3 lane of the freeway at 60 mph. Pineda encountered slowing traffic and applied the brakes, when the vehicle veered to the right, toward the right shoulder.

The van then struck the left rear of a parked 2009 Nissan Maxima, occupied by a 30-year-old Temecula man.

Emergency crews rushed Uhrich to Inland Valley Medical Center in critical condition but unfortunately later succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, Pineda who sustained minor injuries was treated at Rancho Springs Medical Center.

Police added the Nissan driver also escaped the crash without injuries.

At this time, the deadly accident remains under investigation. Once available, further details will be provided.

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