PRESS RELEASE - On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:04 pm, the Murrieta Police Department received a call of an injury traffic collision at Whitewood Rd. and Baxter Rd. Two vehicles were involved in the collision. One female adult passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the deceased is being with withheld until the next of kin is notified. Two additional adult females and a juvenile were transported to local hospitals with various injuries. One of these females sustained serious injuries. The intersection of Whitewood Rd. and Baxter Rd. was closed to through traffic for approximately 4 hours. The collision is still under investigation.
Due to this collision, The Murrieta Police Department will continue the investigation at this intersection on Wednesday January 23rd. Plan to utilize another route as we anticipate closing the intersection on Wednesday January 23, 2019 from approximately 9:30 am to about 12:30 pm.
The Murrieta Police Department Traffic Bureau is looking for any witnesses that saw this collision occur. You may contact Sergeant Sandra O’Donnell at 951-461-6369. #traffic#collision#investigation#fatality#murrieta#police#roadwayclosure