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Fatal SR 74 Crash Victims Identified

Lake Elsinore resident Wilber Clark, 47, died after being struck by a truck driven by Moreno Valley teen, Kasanrah Nicholson, 18, the California Highway Patrol reported today.

Authorities have released the identities of those involved in

Lake Elsinore resident Wilber Jason Clark, 47, was killed after the car he was driving was hit by a truck driven by Moreno Valley teen, Kasanrah Nicholson, 18, the California Highway Patrol reported today.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:19 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of SR 74 and Riverside Street at the easterly edge of the Lake Elsinore city limits.

Eyewitnesses said Nicholson ran a red light at Riverside Street as she headed eastbound on SR 74, according to CHP.

Clark was making a left turn from Riverside Street onto westbound SR 74 when the gray 2007 Honda Accord he was driving was struck by the white 2004 GMC Sierra truck driven by Nicholson, CHP reported.

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Clark was carrying one passenger, 44-year-old Phyllis Carpenter of Carson, who sustained major injuries in the crash.

Both victims were transported to Inland Valley Medical Center. Clark succumbed to his injuries there, according to CHP.

Nicholson sustained minor injuries and was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Riverside.

The CHP said today that the investigation into the crash is ongoing, but Nicholson is not suspected of driving under the influence.

Cedric December 10, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Hi Augustina, you're absolutely right. It's not my call, nor was it my plans to invite/deny anyone's attendance to Jason's services. I'm here in support of the family gathering details for your use. I've been in contact with the family, and my family and I offer whatever support and assistance needed to help you to make it through these trying times. God bless.
Shyraun Ruffin December 10, 2011 at 05:30 PM
Hello: I have so such love in my heart for Jason & Phyllis as friends/coworkers,I'm still having a hard time accepting this terrible tragic. My thoughts and prayers goes out to both families. RIP(my brother)Jason......your going to be truly missed. Hang in there Phyllis your gurl is coming to see you. Please keep me informed with the funeral arrangements.....Thank you.
concerned citizen December 10, 2011 at 05:58 PM
Let's see--you are 18 and a wiccan--translation--nut job. Why don't you "wiccan" this poor man back to life? If I had killed this man, I would probably be in Patton right now, not on the computer, trying to defend myself, not wanting to read about what people are saying about me.
concerned citizen December 10, 2011 at 06:13 PM
And in case you didn't go to school and know what year it is, it is 2011, not the Medival Times. Grow up.
Love-Peace-Earth child December 10, 2011 at 06:33 PM
Your views on the wiccan children, especially this child, do not belong in this forum. Ignorance like yours is why many wiccans have slandered names. This child is no different then any other person. She just has a wider view of the way she thinks life works. We do not believe in your God, but we do believe that everyone creates their own paradise in the afterlife, and I know she, and the rest of her sisters believe that his paradise is with his God, awaiting the rest ofhis family when it is their time. As sad as it is, and as terrible as it is, this is fates design. Or as you would say, your God's design. Isn't it herasy or whatever you call it for you to argue with your gods wish? Oh, she graduated this past year, and is highly intellegent. So shut your gob, and don't force your oppinions on other people. My condolences to the family, and to my wiccan-sister. We're always with you dear Fox.
concerned citizen December 10, 2011 at 06:46 PM
Another nut job
Love-Peace-Earth child December 10, 2011 at 06:49 PM
What, dear, is your basis for comparison I wonder? Are you not taught to love all of the children of God in your Bible? Are you not taught to be respectful of others and to not create conflict over such small matters as belief? I do believe, under such circumstances, you would be percieved as the nut job, not someone wishing a grieving child or the family also fair wishes?
Anon December 10, 2011 at 07:39 PM
I sure hope texting was the cause of this accident. I see so much of it on the road.
Love-Peace-Earth child December 10, 2011 at 07:46 PM
She wasn't texting. She's smarter then that. And honestly you people are horrible. She didn't even try and help herself after it happened, she was more concerned with trying to help the other wittnesses get the door open to make sure they were okay. You people know nothing. So stop tormenting this poor girl and being hypocritical childish little God freaks. I've studied the Bible, and you are going against everything it stands for. So knock it off.
Shontoria Kelly December 10, 2011 at 11:25 PM
I Jus wanna say thank-you to everyone that is concerned... My mom is recovering good she getting stronger an stronger each day... Jason!!!!! I love u my "Tall Tree"....
J.C. December 11, 2011 at 12:03 AM
Concerned citizen- your comments are abusive and offensive,&could be considered cyber bullying,these families deserve to grieve in peace.I've not seen one post from this family showing ill will toward this young lady so what right do you have to do so?Nor should you be judging anyone's beliefs,a peaceful religion is better then being a hateful bigot, or hypocritical bigot depending on the belief you claim.No one is perfect,we've all run red lights&drove to fast or talked on a cell phone while driving.if you claim otherwise,your lying&you know it.we all make mistakes, they make us human.and those who judge harshly on others are usually doing so to feel better about their own lives.stop bullying this young girl or your comments will be reported to the local authorities.
J.C. December 11, 2011 at 12:06 AM
AND KASSY- I'm proud of you. You've grown to be a strong young lady and will make it through this. BUT learn from it.
J.C. December 11, 2011 at 12:19 AM
To Jasons family, this was a horrible,unintentional, accident.from what I hear. Jason was a good man who happened to be called home a bit earlier then his the loved ones wanted But rest assured it was for a purpose. Times like these we get bombarded with mixed emotions from anger to regret to denial,and eventually forgiveness.the pain does eventually subside and its important to celebrate Jason's life and who he was rather then succum to the sadness of his loss.I'm sure this is how he would want it. I wish you all peace and forgiveness in this sad time.
Pearl December 11, 2011 at 02:09 AM
People have a right to express their feelings......A GREAT PERSON IS DEAD PEOPLE..and all I see is sorrow 4 this 18 year old girl.......RUNNING A RED LIGHT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT....if this forum is to hot 4 you maybe you shouldnt be in it!!!!!!!....people are gonna feel anger, frustration, sadness, and I cant think of 1 person in the world that would feel HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!and concerned citizen is not threatening this girl...only expressing his feelings and he has a right to...I have done many things in my life that I was forgiven for...but this is DEEP DEEP DEEP.....and yes GOD forgives her but for now we all have the right to mourn the way we want to w/o violence!!!!!!!!!....JASON you are so missed and and what has happened is the real core of the issue here...will follow this story to see what the real DETAILS of this situation really is.....I am sad sad sad...2 bad my GREAT friend had to die.....and yes I agree that this girl should not read these posts...this situation even taught me a valuable lesson...PAY CLOSER ATTENTION 2 THE RULES OF THE ROAD....If I killed someone I would probably never wanna get behind the wheel again!!!!!!!!!....I am so happy to hear that Phyliss is getting better...she is gonna need so much support....and it seems that both families are great people!!!!!PRAYERS PRAYERS PRAYERS
bradley December 11, 2011 at 02:42 AM
r.i.p jason you will be missed. from one of your old friends bradley calhoun i will think about u on our birthday may 15 rip my prayers will be with you family
UNCLE FESTER December 11, 2011 at 05:17 AM
good job !! this is what people need to do when theres a problem.. big or small , she's going to talk to the family like an adult !! a death caused by any reason or fault is a miserable ting to go thru for all parties involved. im glad to see this girl is making an attempt to console the family in this horrible chain of events. since theres only the published report with very little details of how this happened, she is doing the right thing !! good luck to you all. i hope ( for all of you) this can bring some kind of closure to this accident. no one should have to live with the guilt of taking a life but, sometimes these things just happen.. good luck to you all and im sorry for ALLof your losses in this incident..
UNCLE FESTER December 11, 2011 at 05:28 AM
GREAT RESPONSE !! you hit the nail right on the head--ACCIDENT is what is says it is until the MAIT team goes thru the findings. this young girl is making an attempt to talk to the family.. that to me, says alot about her .sound like she had no intentions of doing anyone any harm. if she was guilty of something stupid, i dont think she'd so apt to talk to anyone especially the victims family.. hopefully, this was an accident and not one caused from sheer stupidity or wrecklessness. i de hate to see her go to jail for something like failed brakes or a broken steering arm... look back at toyota and bmw's issues with sticking throttles and bad brake issues... or firestone with a huge load of bad tires causing many deaths in the late 70's and early 80's... the driver got to live with that guilt and it was not their fault.. no one will know for sure what happened until they release the official report.
Rosie December 11, 2011 at 07:24 AM
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but concerned citizen...your opinion we could of did without. Their are other and RESPECTFUL ways to express your opinions or "concerns". As for Kasandrah, I admire that you are wiccan......EVERYONE has a right to put their faith in whatever they choose. I also admire you, Kasandrah, for coming forth and showing remorse.....that's a mighty big step for someone to take under the circumstances. My thoughts are with all the parties involved.
Rosie December 11, 2011 at 07:27 AM
Love-Peace-Earth-Child.........WELL SAID
Love-Peace-Earth child December 11, 2011 at 07:32 AM
Thank you Rosie, born Catholic, chosen wiccan. I know what other religions believe and do not mind, until their hypcracy shows through. As for the family. I give my sorrow and my heartfelt remorse that this happened, but I will not allow Kasandrah to attend any service. From what I've heard from her about her family's ideas, I do not want her going. For fear of her emotional stability and her safety. Goddess knows her parents and family would agree with me on this.
Rosie December 11, 2011 at 07:41 AM
Love-Peace-Earth child.....I myslef was born and raised Catholic....and that's all I gotta say bout that.....I just live my life and do my best to not hurt others intentionally......I have worked with Jason and my goodness what a sweetheart. Until I have walked in Kasandrahs shoes.....I will not judge.....especially when she has come here and spoke her remorse. I agree with her not attending the services but maybe she could meet with the family at another time.
Love-Peace-Earth child December 11, 2011 at 07:45 AM
I don't judge other religions, whatever makes you feel happy is what you need in life. That is what I've known, and have shared with Kasandrah. Perhaps one day, after everything has had time to settle...but not anytime soon.
Rosie December 11, 2011 at 07:51 AM
Agreed
Rosie December 11, 2011 at 07:55 AM
Shontoria Kelly my thoughts are with your mother.....and Jason was an amazing person. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Angelique Denise December 11, 2011 at 08:11 AM
I am the niece of jason clark i am all he had left and this kid unresponsible took a piece of my heart away.....
Lyndell Richards December 11, 2011 at 10:23 PM
That's my little sisters uncle (Angelique Clark) and yea his mother and one of his brothers , but he is also survived by one of his brothers that is incarcerated Jason was a great man every since I met him when I was like 7 I'm 27 now he was a longshoremen also it's crazy how this jus happend but he is now with the lord my little sister Angelique is taking this very hard right now Jason was pickin up where her father Gregory Clark should of been the Clark's where tight ms.betty warren his mother is resting also so they don't really have family survivors other than the little kids and Gregory Clark
J.C. December 11, 2011 at 10:48 PM
"It is the response to error that counts"-Nikki Giovanni.
kenya December 12, 2011 at 07:32 PM
WELL I CAN'T BELIVE MY COUSIN GONE MY FAMILY IS SO HEART BROKEN THE TEARS JUST COULDN'T STOP FALLIN WILBER WAS TRYIN TO COME HOME TO DAYTON OH FOR CHRISTMAS I COULDN'T WAIT TO SEE MY CUZ HE TOLD WHEN HE COME HOME SO WE CAN ROLL WILBER ALWAYS WILL TEXT ME AND SAY HI CUZ JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU I LOVE YOU AND WHEN ARE YOU COMEING TO LA TO SEE ME AND NOW I CAN'T TALK OR TEXT HIM ABOUT MY LAKERS WILBER WAS A GREAT MAN AND COUSIN NOW HE WITH AUNT BETTY AND BILLY THEY HAVE ALOT TO TALK ABOUT I WILL MISS UR CRAZY BUTT SO DEARLY PEOPLE NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND QUIT RUSHIN AND GIVE SPACE AND LEAVE EARLY SO YOU WON'T KILL NO ONE AND DON'T TEXT WHILE YOU DRIVEING GOD BLESS UR CUZ KENYA FROM CHICAGO & DAYTON OH
janis Bradley December 15, 2011 at 02:49 PM
Janis Bradley Local#63 Absent from the body present with the lord. God Bless Jason and his family. Jason was so wonderful and will be surely missed.Mr. Personality.
D. O. DOUBLE G December 16, 2011 at 09:57 PM
I’m married to a cousin of Phyllis and am glad to hear she’s doing better. We’ve lost a good man in Jason and he will truly be missed. To the young lady involved and anyone stating this was just an accident and NOT reckless driving, common sense will tell anyone looking at the scene that his girl wasn’t paying any attention. But let’s say you were paying attention then you would have noticed the red light and the car in the intersection. SOMETHING had to have you distracted for you NOT to see the red light or a car in the middle of the intersection…texting, talking on the phone etc. For you or any of your followers to state otherwise is totally BS and an insult to Jason’s memory as far as that goes. I believe in GOD and I do think that Jason has been called home which is in GOD’s plan. Nothing takes place in this world without the HIS say so. Jason is in a state of peace now and the only one’s hurting at this point are his loved ones. So everyone keep THEM in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks, D.O. DOUBLE G

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