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Fatal Traffic Collision

Post Date:02/03/2018 12:30 PM

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For Immediate Release
February 3, 2018
Case #18-1277


CORONA, CA–On Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:36 p.m., the Corona Police Department and Corona Fire Department responded to a traffic collision in the 900 block of Mathews Place involving a three-year-old child struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, Corona Fire Paramedics transported the child to a local hospital where the child was pronounced deceased.

Based on witness statements, the child was riding a bicycle on Mathews Place when a green Mazda SUV and the child collided. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has identified the victim and notified the parents. The Corona Police Department's Collision Response Team is handling the investigation. At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor and there have been no arrests. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to contact Traffic Investigator Tim Najmulski at 951-817-5844 or


About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit

Media Contact:

Chad Fountain
Public Information Officer


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