Fatal Crash Claims Life of San Diego Resident on SR-74 in Riverside County

A tragic accident unfolded on state Route 74, resulting in the loss of a 75-year-old San Diego resident. Riverside County coroner’s office identified the victim as Kenneth Macho, who tragically lost his life in a collision involving a tow truck.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, prompting an immediate response from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to the scene located at mile post marker 88 on SR-74. Initial reports from CHP suggested that Macho and an elderly female passenger were traveling downhill in a white Subaru Crosstrek when, for reasons yet to be determined, they crossed over double solid lines and collided head-on with a tow truck traveling in the opposite lane.

According to CHP spokesman David Torres, Macho, who was driving the Subaru, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The female passenger suffered moderate injuries, while the tow truck driver sustained minor injuries. Both were promptly transported to Desert Regional Medical Center for medical treatment.

Following the tragic incident, both lanes on SR-74 were closed for approximately three hours to facilitate the investigation conducted by law enforcement authorities. The closure caused significant disruption and delays for motorists in the area, underscoring the gravity of the situation and its profound impact on the community.

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As investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue, the community extends heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Kenneth Macho. The tragic event serves as a solemn reminder of the importance of exercising caution and attentiveness while navigating our roadways, emphasizing the critical need for vigilance to prevent further tragedies on our highways.

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