A two-vehicle collision in Menifee killed two children, who were ejected from a pickup truck, authorities said Thursday.
The crash occurred about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on Domenigoni Parkway, between Laguna Vista Drive and Leon Road, according to the Menifee Police Department.
Capt. Dave Gutierrez said 18-year-old Logan Shell of Corona was driving a Ford F-150 pickup going west on Domenigoni Parkway when, for reasons unclear, he allegedly veered into the adjacent westbound lane and hit a Chevrolet Silverado pulling a trailer and occupied by five people, including two children, whose names were not disclosed.
“As a result of the collision, the Chevrolet lost control, crossed over the center divider and rolled onto its side, where the two juveniles, ages 1 and 16, were ejected from the cab of the truck,” Gutierrez said.
The children were pronounced dead at the scene minutes later by Riverside County Fire Department paramedics.
The driver of the pickup and two other passengers suffered minor injuries. The driver declined medical attention, while the other two victims were taken to a hospital for treatment, according to Gutierrez.
Shell, who was not injured, was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, according to Gutierrez.
The suspect was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. Bail information was not immediately available.
The crash resulted in the closure of Domenigoni Parkway until the predawn hours Thursday.
The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information was asked to contact Sgt. Matt Bloch at 951-723-1565, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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