Man Killed in Perris Crash on Interstate 215 near Nuevo Road
Perris, California (May 18, 2022) – A man was killed after his vehicle was struck by another vehicle along Interstate 215 in Perris on Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident happened at around 10:15 p.m. on the northbound side of the freeway just north of Nuevo Road.
CHP said the man had stopped an International box truck on the right shoulder to refill the radiator with the help of his passenger.
A Toyota Tacoma traveling in the slow lane reportedly went off the road onto the shoulder and struck the box truck.
The truck driver was trying to secure the hood latch on the driver’s side after topping off the radiator when the crash happened and was hit.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not disclosed.
No other injuries were reported.
The Tacoma driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
Police did not suspect alcohol or drugs to be a factor in the crash.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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