JURUPA VALLEY, CA (January 10, 2024) – Brandon Oton, 21, lost his life in a single-vehicle accident late Saturday evening, December 30th.
Around 11:00 p.m., authorities responded to a fatal crash near Riverview Drive and 42nd Street.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the incident involved a single vehicle driven by 21-year-old Oton. The vehicle struck a tree and collided with a utility pole, resulting in severe injuries to Oton.
Regrettably, Oton succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both directions of the street were temporarily closed to facilitate cleanup and initial investigations. The Southern California Edison was also called to the site to assist with repairing the damaged utility pole.
At this point, it remains unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is conducting further investigations.