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The 24-year-old Lake Elsinore man was not wearing a safety belt, according to the coroner's office.

A man killed in a crash Thursday morning has been identified as a Lake Elsinore resident, authorities are reporting.

Daniel Medina, 24, was killed after he lost control of the four-door sedan he was driving in the 21600 block of Grand Avenue in Wildomar.

The crash was reported at 2:36 a.m.; Medina was pronounced dead at 2:50 a.m., according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

Medina was ejected from the car, which rolled several times before crashing through a block wall at a residence; he was not wearing a safety belt, according to the coroner’s office.

Click here to read the full story about Thursday’s fatal crash.

unknown January 04, 2013 at 12:24 AM
this is my friends brother, who are you to judge. where u there in that accident?
sally January 04, 2013 at 12:46 AM
such a sad beginning of the new year for this young man and his family, you always wonder the what if's....could he have survived had he had on his seat belt?? Many questions will never be answered. My mom was killed in a recent car crash similar to this one and she didn't drink or use drugs, we are all left wondering the why's & how's. I grieve for this young man and his family, I know the pain they are going through.
Ryan Nevin January 04, 2013 at 12:47 AM
RIP lil Dan...love you bro
Annette Hasegawa January 04, 2013 at 12:47 AM
This was a tragic accident. We just want Daniels family and friends to know that our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them.
tasha wilson January 04, 2013 at 01:28 AM
rip danny. im gonna miss u so much. say hi to sam up there in heaven for me. love u.
Nicole gaspar January 04, 2013 at 02:18 AM
This was a horrible experience ! It was tragic && I wish this had never happened ! My condolences to all of you who lost him ,
J Carabine January 04, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Absolutely right, this family is in the worse kind of pain. Judgements and nasty comments are not needed. Prayers and love are.
Dawn Elmhorst McKenzie January 04, 2013 at 03:14 AM
This is so awful! For Daniel and his family and for Nicole that had to see it all. Just a sad day!!
Teresa January 04, 2013 at 03:28 AM
A Mom.. No matter what, the what if's.. the could of and should of's.. a young man was taken. Daniel was a very nice young man.Sometimes a "left turn" is taken instead of a "right turn" and there is nothing that can be done. We learn each and every day ALL OF US!! To be able to judge another is insane. unless YOU are perfect, I bet somewhere at sometime YOU yourself have made poor judgement. We will miss you Daniel and send our wishes and hugs to your parents.
J Carabine January 04, 2013 at 03:45 AM
The answers may not ever be known, the family will ask them over and over. There are none who have made ALL good decisions, the important thing is to support this family in their loss in any way you can. The pain will be there until they take their last breath. I pray many will provide practical help and love for them in the meantime long after what anyone thinks they need it. My heart breaks for them all. The loss of a child, no matter the age is a hole that does not heal, it can not be filled, it will always be there. Again my heart breaks for them, please be kind with your words.
bryan January 04, 2013 at 04:45 AM
I live. Down the street. From there I had hour got home. From work when I heard. It God be with His family
Deanna Sullivan January 04, 2013 at 05:00 AM
I am the sissy and daughter of the house this happened at. We lost items but its nothing like lossing a previous life . God bless u Daniel. Mom dad sissy love u all .
Deanna Sullivan January 04, 2013 at 05:00 AM
Precious life sorry spell check sometimes I hate.
Deanna Sullivan January 04, 2013 at 05:09 AM
God bless my family and the family that loss there son . Cars and items can be replaced . But a life can not . Very sorry to Daniels family. To my family it will be ok god is with u . Mom dad and sissy I love u all.
Alicia the Color Guard Advisor January 04, 2013 at 06:13 AM
I have driven this road at night, there are animals (cats & dogs) that dart out in the street especially by this area, there are ditches on either side of the road and one false move could have been the reason. In any case it could have been, but it is not the only reason for an accident in this manor. I am a parent and I could only imagine the heartbreak this family is going through...again, this is tragic and prayers are sent to him and his family. ✞
DANIELLE January 04, 2013 at 06:31 AM
i love u little danny ,im so sorry this happen to you, i will miss your smiles,your beautiful brown big eyes ,i remember playing with you when you were little and all the good times we had.Oh how i will alllways cherish and forever you will be in my heart and know one can take this from me,we were all so blessed to have you in our lifes,look for grandma and my dad,remember uncle Mike Behen they will guide you to the light,your gona be ok and dont worry i will see you again,love you so much auntie Danielle
Nicole gaspar January 04, 2013 at 06:35 AM
It was just unbelievable ! && this morning seeing it all in clear daylight was heartbreaking ! Parts of my neighbors property was destroyed cars totaled and a precious life was lost!!! I will never forget this god bless the family of this young man :(.
Barbara January 04, 2013 at 07:06 AM
to Alec hidell unless you actually knew the guy or were somehow associated with the inncident how then can you cast your "OBVIOUSLY" idiotic ASSumptions!?!!! I unfortunately was. I reside in the house it happened. I unfortunately was the 1st one on the scene. I found him and saw him. a cell phone was thought to be the culprit. alcohol was involved, but not Daniel.
Maryjane Cannabliss January 04, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Who are you to judge anyone? If I were to judge you on your comments here and on other postings I would think you are a ..... !!?!! On another note, may the friends and family find peace ....
Ahmed Jehanzeb January 04, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Seatbelts do save lives. Too late for Daniel. Takes 5 seconds to put one on. Let's learn from this tragic accident.
Annette Hasegawa January 04, 2013 at 07:05 PM
We would like to invite family friends and residents of Wildomar to pay their respects to Daniel Medina at 21697 Grand ave. please feel free to bring candles, flowers, balloons , stuffed animals and please bring your prayers and show our support for his family and friends. Thank you from, The Residents
Warren January 04, 2013 at 07:16 PM
@Barbara What do you mean "alcohol was involved, but not Daniel"?
lauretta alvarez January 05, 2013 at 05:36 AM
wow so negative eww
lauretta alvarez January 05, 2013 at 05:59 AM
this is such a tragidy i did not know him personally but many of my dear close friends did and it has been very sadening to see thier heart ache.. i pray for all the friends and the family that suffer his loss and especially the family that lives in this home they have been nothing but absolutely hospitable and loving and caring and they are just wonderfull...god bless u all and i pray god takes his soul and keeps him close..
lauretta alvarez January 05, 2013 at 06:01 AM
i met you tonite when we all went to put up the cross... u guys are awesome and just wonderful thank god there are still people like u in the world their should be many more thank u mrs.Jody
jacqueline ann marie sullivan-partridge January 05, 2013 at 07:41 AM
Jackie Sullivan-Partridge. We injoyed meeting all of you. I hope our family as made all of you feel welcome and confurted. Are Hearts are warm never cold. You are all welcome into our home to be close to Daniel. We worked hard to clean up every thing as family and friends and nieghbors to make it a place all of use want to come back too. God grant me the cerinty to accept the thing we can not change and the corage to change the things we can and the wizdom to no the difference. We love every one and every living thing. God Bless every one , And Thank You to Every one who made today a great Day for Daniels friends and family to feel welcome to come to our ( Mom and Dads) Judy and Rodney home. Please feel free to visit as much as u all need too. Sincerly, Jackie
Myke B January 08, 2013 at 09:11 AM
Steve Duncan Bugman January 09, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Sad I knew Daniel he lived a few doors down from me to the Family Sorry for your loss RIP DANIEL
JAMIE MILLS January 10, 2013 at 08:42 AM
i don't know who you think you are talking shit this was one of my good friends you have no right to judge him he had a good heart and a great person.why dont you look at yourself in the mirror because your not perfect . how would you like someone talking about you after your gone like this . it just goes to show how stupid people like you are you should think before you open that lame ass mouth of yours. we all loved him very much it is hard enough as it is losing someone but to have to deal with dumbass people like you just makes it that much worse. did you ever think about his family when you opened your mouth no you didnt .GROW THE FUCK UP .WHAT YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE BETTER TO DO IN YOUR LIFE THEN SIT HERE AND POST STUPID ASS COMMENTS
Scott Scharrer January 11, 2013 at 02:50 AM
I am so sad to hear of Dannys death. I coached Danny in Hockey. If any one can get me his parents to call me. I still have the same # in Covina With a heavy heart Scott Scharrer


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