A Riverside County Sheriff’s Department member was hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into a patrol vehicle in Jurupa Valley on Saturday evening, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 7:15 p.m. in the area of Van Buren Boulevard and 56th Street, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Traffic collision is being investigated by CHP. A vehicle collided with one of our patrol vehicles and our Department member is being treated at a local hospital. https://t.co/9MIQ4tsxxk
— Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept (@RSO) February 28, 2021
Footage of the crash from CBS Los Angeles broadcasts and a video journalist at the scene showed images of at least four vehicles in the wreckage: a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle, two cars and what appears to be an Amazon delivery van. The video journalist’s video confirmed at least one person was killed in the incident.
Authorities did not immediately provide information on the circumstances of the crash or whether they were additional patients.
The California Highway Patrol was investigating the crash.
The Sheriff’s Department announced a road closure on Van Buren, between Jurupa Road and Limonite Avenue, and asked the public to avoid the area.