A man and a woman were killed in a rollover crash alongside Interstate 10 In Beaumont that no one witnessed, prompting the California Highway Patrol Monday to ask anyone who might have information to come forward.
Lorenzo Luquin of Moreno Valley and Delmy Lara of Jurupa Valley, both 22, were killed in the pre-dawn hours on Sunday on eastbound Interstate 10 a half-mile east of the Oak Valley Parkway exit, according to the CHP.
Officer Jason Montez told City News Service that the pair were in a 2013 Nissan Sentra that went off of the freeway and overturned down an embankment, ejecting both victims, who were not wearing safety belts.
“We’re not certain of the exact time this occurred,” Montez said. “Two officers were going through the area, just as the sun was starting to come up, and one of them happened to be looking outside when he saw the vehicle.”
That was at about 5:30 a.m.
The lawmen went to investigate and confirmed that Lara and Luquin were deceased.
“The car was cold to the touch, so it had been there a little while,” Montez said.
Riverside County coroner’s officials attempted to estimate the time of the crash. According to them, it was likely at around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday.
The cause was under investigation. According to Montez, alcohol and drugs have not been ruled out as possible factors.
“There were no witnesses, so we would welcome any information someone might have,” Montez said.
The San Gorgonio CHP office can be reached at 951-769-2000. Officer Kevin Simmons is handling the investigation.