One Dead in Moreno Valley Car Fire; Investigation Shuts Down Reche Vista Drive

One Dead in Moreno Valley Car Fire; Investigation Shuts Down Reche Vista DriveSource: Google Street View
Juliette Kessler
Published on February 12, 2024

A fatal car crash in Moreno Valley has led to road closures and an ongoing investigation by local authorities. On February 11, at 12:42 a.m., Moreno Valley Sheriff's deputies rushed to a reported vehicle fire near Reche Vista Drive and Country Road. On arrival, they found a car that had veered off the road, rolled over, and ignited into flames, according to official reports.

The scene was attended by Cal Fire, who managed to extinguish the fire. Investigators soon discovered a body with "obvious signs of death" close to the devastated vehicle. The impact of the crash necessitated the closure of Reche Vista Drive for investigative work, between Country Road and Heacock Street.

The Moreno Valley Station's Traffic Reconstruction Team took over the investigation at the scene. The cause of the accident remains a mystery, and it is still undetermined whether substances such as alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin have been notified. Sergeant Marcos Acosta of the Moreno Valley Sheriff's Station has made an appeal for anyone with information pertaining to the crash to come forward. Witnesses or those with relevant details can contact the station at (951) 486-6700. The community waits for answers while the bereaved prep for an unexpected mourning.