2 children die in the Menifee collision; 18-year-old driver of another vehicle arrested – press enterprise
Two children, aged 1 and 16, died when they were thrown from a van after a collision in Menifee on Wednesday, October 14, which resulted in the arrest of the driver of the other truck, the department said. Menifee Police Station.
Logan Schell, 18, of Corona was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter while driving a vehicle, then cited and released, according to the Riverside County Jail newspaper.
The collision was reported at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Domenigoni Drive near Lindenberger Road. Investigators said the truck the children were riding in, a Chevrolet Silverado towing a trailer and a Ford F-150 pickup truck was heading west on Domenigoni when Shell’s Ford swerved out of its lane and struck the driver’s side. Chevrolet, police said in a press release.
“As a result of the collision, the Chevrolet lost control, passed through the center divider and rolled over onto the side where the two miners were thrown from the cab of the truck,” the statement said.
The two children died instantly. The one-year-old, a boy, has been identified by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office as legend Aries Girard of San Jacinto. The name of the 16-year-old was not announced publicly on Thursday afternoon.
The driver of the Chevrolet sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention; two passengers of this truck were hospitalized with minor injuries.
Shell was not injured, the statement said. He was not thought to be under the influence, said Captain Dave Gutierrez.
Police are asking all witnesses to contact the Menifee Police Department at 951-723-1690 or Sgt. Matt Bloch at 951-723-1565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.