A 19 year- old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving impaired after a collision in Riverside early Saturday, Oct. 27 left one man dead, according to Riverside police.
The Fire Department responded to the scene and found a two-car collision with major damage, officials said in a news release. They soon realized a person was trapped inside a vehicle that had come to rest on a cable communication box and had died.
According to the police, the other car had a woman with minor injuries who removed herself from the car on her own. A man who was a passenger in that car also sustained minor injuries. They were treated at the scene.
Both vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on Central Avenue when the Toyota SUV was traveling west on the avenue and crossed over into the eastbound lane, colliding with a Honda Accord that was traveling east.
The 52-year-old Riverside resident was the sole occupant driver of the Honda that was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female driver of the SUV, a student in San Diego, showed signs of narcotics use and was booked at the Riverside County Jail Saturday for felony driving under the influence and vehicular slaughter, according to officials.
The streets on Central Avenue between Carlo and Montclair were blocked until about 1 p.m.
The Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating.