WINCHESTER (CBSLA.com) — A family is in mourning after losing two women Sunday to a possible street racing crash in Winchester.
Noel Mayorga, 38, was driving more than 60 mph on Domenigoni Parkway when he collided with a 1994 Lexus going north on Leon Road, killing two women inside, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Paramedics responded shortly before noon and found Mayorga had been ejected from his 2011 Ford Ranger, CHP Officer Darren Meyer said. The Menifee resident was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition.
Meyer said witnesses saw the truck and a blue SUV speeding next to each other before the crash.
Mayorga will be arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to the CHP.
Authorities say if the crash was caused by street racing the driver of the Lexus wasn’t involved. The family riding inside was out getting barbeques supplies when the collision occurred.
The two women riding in the front of the Lexus, 49-year-old Monica Rochin and 35-year-old Rosy Vargas, died at the scene, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.
“We lost two wonderful women. They left behind their children, their husband and a lot of family that’s going to miss them,” said Jennifer Coss, a relative to one of the victims. “We’re going to press charges, so that’s a for-sure thing, because he will pay for this, all this pain that he’s caused our family, he’s not going to get away with it so easily.”
A 54-year-old man, 17-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother were riding in the back of the Lexus. They suffered moderate to major injuries and were transported to hospitals in Moreno Valley and Wildomar, Meyer said.
Rochin’s four sons say they’re heartbroken.
“It has tragically affected my family,” said Rochin’s husband Jorge Monge. “People racing up and down the street. I lost my sister and my wife, I miss them dearly. I hope we get the people responsible so this doesn’t happen again.
Vargas was Rochin’s sister-in-law.
“I just think it’s horrible, it’s purposeless really, we had to lose someone over something so idiotic,” said Priscilla Monge, the victims’ niece.
Anyone with information about the collision was asked to contact the CHP’s San Gorgonio office at (951) 769-2000.
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