Gilman Springs Road fatal crash, Monday, 5/20


RIVERSIDE COUNTY, California - On May 20, 2019, at approximately 7:25AM, Alexander Orellana, a 39 year old man from Moreno Valley, California, was driving a dark grey 2015 Dodge Charger westbound on Gilman Springs Road, east of Allesandro Boulevard. Traveling in the opposite direction, eastbound on Gilman Springs Road, was a 48 year old woman from Moreno Valley. She was driving a white 2009 Volvo S40. In a section of road divided two sets of double solid yellow lines and a center rumble strip, Orellana crossed into the opposing lane. While doing so, the westbound Dodge collided head-on into the eastbound Volvo. Both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles and required extrication by fire department personal. The driver of the Volvo suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision (Coroner case number 2019-06306) and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Orellana was transported by American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance to Riverside University Health System (RUHS) with serious injuries. 

Alcohol and drugs and have not been ruled out as contributing factors in the cause of this collision.

For further information, telephone interviews, and/or questions contact Public Information Officer Darren Meyer at (951) 769-2000 ext. 238, or after hours at 916-407-7511

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