The Riverside County coroner’s office Saturday identified the 50-year-old motorcyclist who died in a hit-and-run crash at a Moreno Valley intersection that allegedly was caused by a drunk driver.
The fatality occurred at about 4:10 p.m. Friday at Heacock Street and Ironwood Avenue, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they found the rider of a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle lying unresponsive on the ground suffering from life-threatening injuries.
He was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene and later identified as Cesar Tadeo-Preciado of Moreno Valley, according to the coroner’s office.
Authorities said the vehicle that struck the motorcycle, a 2018 Infiniti Q50 sedan, was found a block east of the collision with major front-end damage.
According to investigators, the Infiniti ran a red light and collided with the motorcycle as it was making a left.
The driver of the Infiniti fled the scene but was later arrested at his home in Moreno Valley.
Jason Miller, 34, was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing death and hit-and-run causing death.
Additionally, Nicole Cox, 30, of Moreno Valley, was accused of assisting Miller in fleeing the scene of the collision and was also arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of hit-and-run causing death and accessory after the fact.
Miller and Cox were released from jail Saturday after posting $75,000 bail each.