22-Year-Old Passenger Killed in Big-Rig Collision on 215 Freeway

RIVERSIDE, CA (August 3, 2022) – Monday morning, a car crash on the 215 Freeway near McCall Boulevard, claimed the life of Hector Serrano.

The collision happened shortly before 6:00 a.m., on the southbound 215 Freeway north of McCall Boulevard.

According to reports, a tire on the big-rig blew out on the 215 Freeway. The truck driver then lost control and veered into another lane.

A 2002 Toyota pickup-truck swerved to avoid being hit, but also lost control and rolled before coming to a stop on the freeway. The 46-year-old Toyota driver sustained minor injuries, but his passenger, 22-year-old Serrano, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition, the 45-year-old driver of the semi-truck remained uninjured.

Crews closed the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Hector Serrano. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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