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Double-Fatal Crash, Fire Investigation Continues: Two Men Died on EB I-10

According to the coroner, the crash occurred on the eastbound 10 at 1:22 a.m. March 31, about four-tenths of a mile east of the Brookside Avenue overcrossing.

Investigation of a crash and fire on Interstate 10 early Sunday in west Beaumont that resulted in the deaths of two men was continuing Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, the identity of one man was confirmed: Francisco Hernandez, 23, of Highland.

Investigators were seeking to confirm the other man's identity using dental records or DNA, Sgt. Brent Sechrest of the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner said in a phone interview.

According to the coroner, the two-vehicle crash occurred on the eastbound 10 at 1:22 a.m. March 31, about four-tenths of a mile east of the Brookside Avenue overcrossing.

Hernandez was in a sedan that collided with a pick-up truck, according to the coroner. He was wearing a seatbelt and he was not ejected.

The other man was driving the pickup that collided with the sedan and caught fire, according to the coroner. He was not ejected.

San Gorgonio CHP personnel were handling the crash investigation and they were not available to provide updated info Monday.

The California Highway Patrol San Gorgonio Station was closed Monday for observance of César Chávez Day, a CHP dispatcher in Indio said in a phone interview.

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HardTruth April 01, 2013 at 08:37 PM
This is so horrible! I feel for the family of the man in the truck coming across these reports..My thoughts and prayers go out to everone involved.

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