29-Year-Old Man Killed, 2 Hurt in Deadly Accident near Railroad Canyon Road

LAKE ELSINORE, CA (February 8, 2022) – 29-year-old Rafael Marchan lost his life Friday night, in a fatal rear-end collision on 15 Freeway.

The incident occurred around 9:17 p.m., on the southbound lanes of 15 Freeway near Railroad Canyon Road.

For reasons unknown, Marchan was driving on the right shoulder of the freeway in a silver Honda when he rear-ended a parked semi-truck.

Medics responded and pronounced Marchan dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the big rig driver, a 45-year-old Victorville man, remained unharmed.

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

At this time, officials have not released further information about the crash, but an active investigation is still currently underway.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Rafael Marchan. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


When involved in a serious collision, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet James. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. Their attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury and wrongful death. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, they are also available through email, text message, and online chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. To request a police report, click here.

For more accident news, click here.

LA Weekly