Source: Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department, Riverside County Fire Department and a news report
LAKE ELSINORE, California – Zachary Butcher, 20, of Lake Forest, died early Thursday morning and four others were injured in a single vehicle rollover crash on Ortega Highway State Highway 74, west Decker Canyon Road, according to press releases by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department and Riverside County Fire Department.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department report one victim with moderate injuries and three including the driver with minor injuries were transported to local hospital for treatment and the Ortega Highway was closed down for several hours due to the crash.
Delbert Parada, 21, of Lake Forest, was the driver of the black 2005 Ford F-150 who lost control of the vehicle on Wednesday night about 11:45 p.m. Butcher was the left, rear passenger in the truck, the report said. He died at 12:16 a.m. Thursday morning at the scene of the crash.
A second vehicle, a 1999 Toyota Tacoma driven by Jose Balandran of Wildomar, smashed into the wreckage containing the victims just a minute after the pickup truck crashed, according a news report.
Police investigate every car accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Orange County-based Seegmiller Law Firm. The investigation will seek to find out the driver was under the influence of alcohol, distracted or if there were any circumstances that may have led to the crash deemed to be illegal or reckless.
“When someone is killed in a car crash, relatives want to know how something like this happened and why it happened,” Seegmiller explains. “Families need answers in order to have closure and only a complete investigation into the circumstances will deliver that answer.”
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