CORONA (CBSLA.com) — The coroner Sunday identified a man and a woman who were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the 15 Freeway Saturday that also left a baby injured.
The victims of the crash were identified as 32-year-old Jose De Jesus Ibarra-Espinoza and 26-year-old Rosio Ibarra, both of Lake Elsinore.
An 18-month-old child was also injured in the crash, authorities said.
The accident happened about 7:50 p.m. Saturday on the northbound Corona (15) Freeway just south of Magnolia Avenue.
Saturday evening, authorities first reported “at least” one person was killed in what was described as a hit-and-run crash. That report was downplayed Sunday with further information about the possible cause of the crash and fatalities.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find one vehicle with two adults trapped, said Corona Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeremy Verderber.
The child, sstrapped in a car seat, was ejected from the vehicle, he said.
Verderber could not confirm the child’s condition, but cited a medic who said the child’s injuries were major but non-life-threatening.
Ibarra-Espinoza was at the wheel of a 2003 Chevrolet that struck a granite embankment on the right side of the road and rolled over, according to
a California Highway Patrol report.
He and Ibarra, who was seated in the left rear of the vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene. The child was taken to Loma Linda Medical
Center, according to the CHP.
It’s unclear if the decedents’ were the injured child’s parents.
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