Vehicle Accident on Rancho California Road Left One Fatality

TEMECULA, CA (June 23, 2022) – A traffic crash on Margarita Road claimed the life of Leticia Sandoval, Saturday morning.

The incident took place at Rancho California Road and Margarita Road at around 4:00 a.m., according to Temecula Officials.

Furthermore, the investigation revealed that one vehicle was traveling east when it struck another car traveling south, for reasons currently unknown.

Eventually 67-year-old Sandoval, a passenger of one of the vehicles, died at the scene, while the two drivers were hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

Meanwhile, alcohol and/or drugs were not identified as factors in the crash.

Moreover, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

An active investigation is currently underway at this time.


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