51-Year-Old Victim Fatally Struck in Two-Vehicle Collision near Highland Springs Avenue

BEAUMONT, CA (August 18, 2022) – Early Tuesday morning, 51-year-old Robert Colarossi was killed in a rear-end accident on Interstate 10.

Police responded to the westbound lanes of I-10, just east of Highland Springs Avenue around 6:32 a.m.

Investigators say a white Jeep Compass was disabled in the No. 3 lane due to lost power. The Jeep driver then activated the hazards, and exited the vehicle with her child.

Shortly after, a maroon colored Kia, driven by Colarossi rear-ended the Jeep. Due to the extent of his condition, paramedics later pronounced 51-year-old Colarossi dead at the scene.

Furthermore, a portion of the roadway was temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties. However, Interstate 10 was reopened a short time later.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further details remains ongoing.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Robert Colarossi. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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