21-Year-Old Driver Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision near Hansen Avenue

LAKEVIEW, CA (March 21, 2022) – Thursday morning, Joshua Vasquez-Escamilla died in a two-vehicle crash on Ramona Expressway.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the collision occurred around 5:40 a.m., on March 17th near Hansen Avenue.

Based on their initial investigation, crews believe that 21-year-old Vasquez-Escamilla, of San Jacinto was driving a Hyundai Sonata westbound on Ramona Expressway.

For unknown reasons, he drifted into the opposite lane and crashed head-on against an Isuzu box van. Upon impact, Vasquez-Escamilla suffered life-threatening injuries before he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, medics transported the 34-year-old van driver of Los Angeles, to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Following preliminary investigations, police believe alcohol was not a factor in the head-on accident.

Both directions of the roadway were temporarily closed to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties. At this time, no further details are available as the crash remains under investigation.


The entire team at Sweet James would like to extend their sympathies to the loved ones of Joshua Vasquez-Escamilla. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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