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Canyon Lake Resident Killed In Crash

Robert Kercheval, 81, of Canyon Lake was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:35 a.m. Friday.

The driver who died after plummeting his car 30 feet down an embankment on Railroad Canyon Road in Lake Elsinore Friday has been identified.

Robert Kercheval, 81, of Canyon Lake was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:35 a.m. Friday.

There were no other injuries reported.

A daylong full closure of westbound Railroad Canyon Road was in effect due the fatal crash that was reported to Cal Fire at 10:18 a.m. Friday, east of the 15 Freeway, between Church and Canyon Hills roads.

Due to the difficult terrain where Kercheval’s 2006 gray Buick landed, the crash investigation and subsequent recovery took all day and forced a delayed closure of Railroad Canyon. The shutdown snarled traffic throughout Canyon Lake and eastern Lake Elsinore.

Kellie August 18, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Very very sad
Teller of Truth August 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM
My sincere condolences go out to the Kercheval family for the loss of their family patriarch. Take some solice in the fact that Bob lived a long & happy life and was surrounded by the ones that he loved. Rest in peace.
Anthony August 18, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Someone just came into a big Inheritance!
Teecee August 18, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Condolences to the family...so very sad.
Teecee August 18, 2012 at 08:59 PM
That was a very insensitive statement, Anthony! You should retract...what if it were your family.
Elizabeth McKay August 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if he died and THEN drove off the road.............
Alyse August 22, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Anthony, I as his granddaughter, find it very disrespectful that you would write something like that. Everything is not about money. I would rather him be home with my Grandma everynight like he was, as im sure she would also over any type or money. Its a positive thing that not everyone thinks the way you do.
Brandy Witmer August 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I am so disappointed to read the rude and ignorant comments on here, especially from you Anthony! I am his granddaughter as well and find what u said to be the most repulsive comment ever. How would u feel if this was your family member? You obviously weren't taught enough manners or to have respect for others. Grandma, if you are reading this I want to say I love you and hope you find the peace you need. Rest in peace grandpa, you will be missed by many and our love will continue for you.
Anthony August 22, 2012 at 07:02 PM
My Rich Ass Greek Grandfather died and even though I loved him dearly, he didn't leave me a dime. So good luck fighting it out in probate if he didn't have a clear will.....>
Anthony August 22, 2012 at 07:06 PM
It's not disrespectful, it is a fact of reality. And you sound like one of those "hypersensitive people anyway. So go buy yourself a Ferrari with your inheritance and I'm sure you will feel a lot better!
Alyse August 22, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Your an idiot, plain and simple.
Constant Comment August 22, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Alyse, i suppose cause you're new to posting here that you are unaware of the few sickos that hide behind their keyboards & spew out their crap just to get some attention. Sadly, such is the case here. Just ignore this idiot. He is NOT worth your time. Forget about this loser. So sorry about your loss. I hope in time, you will look back on your Grandpa, not with grief but with all of the good memories of the times that you got to spend together. Take good care.
Diana August 22, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Sounds like Anthony may have gotten screwed out his inheritance, maybe because he is such a fine, considerate, caring, compassionate person ,you think?
Diana August 22, 2012 at 08:59 PM
My condolences to the family of this Man, it is so sad to loose someone you love. May you find peace with time and the memories warm your hearts.
Constant Comment August 22, 2012 at 09:00 PM
No, if you're unfortunate enough to stumble upon any of his other crap, you'll realize that he makes shiat up just to get some attention. His mommy recently took his binky away! }~\
Brandy Witmer August 22, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Anthony, just because someone dies does not mean they have money to leave behind!!! And who the heck cares. Go get a hug from your mommy, it will make u feel better. Thanks to those for your kind words, my sister and I appreciate it.

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