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Man Dies After Falling Onto 15 Freeway; Second Man Killed At The Scene

Corona residents Mariano Perez, 19, and Richard Gonsalves, 53, were killed in a freeway mishap early Sunday.

Two Corona motorists died in a predawn wreck Sunday where one of them fell 30 feet from a bridge on eastbound Riverside Freeway (91), according to the coroner's office.

Mariano Perez, 19, lost control of his pickup truck, which spun out and came to a stop facing the wrong way on the eastbound 91 freeway, according to the coroner's report. the crash was reported at 1:17 a.m.

Perez got out to check his truck for damage but jumped over a bridge rail when he saw a sedan coming toward him. He fell onto southbound 15 and was killed by the fall, coroner's officials cite.

The second motorist, identified as Richard Gonsalves, 53, was driving a sedan that struck a third vehicle at the scene, the coroner reported. No other details were available Sunday, and CHP officers were not available to discuss the crash at press time.

Mom of Three. November 12, 2012 at 07:26 AM
Oh my Lord, how awful. Prayers for them and their families. :0(
censored messenger November 12, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Worst freeway to stall on at pre-dawn. Death trap. He was right to get completely off the roadway. but very difficult place to do so...
No one November 12, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Horrible tragedy.
U. in LE November 13, 2012 at 02:26 AM
I still have no clue how this can happen. The I-15 runs atop of the I-91. The I-91 is below the I-15. Must have happened on one of the on-off ramps!
Adrian November 13, 2012 at 03:17 AM
I knew Richard G. I worked with him at F.S.T he was a great friend and a good person.He will dearly be missed. He had a unique laugh I could still her it. May God have you in his presence my friend. From all your co-worker's and friends at F.S.T...
Mom of Three. November 13, 2012 at 07:13 AM
If you are traveling on the 15 fwy towards Mira Loma and want to take the 91 west interchange, the overpass itself takes you over the 15 fwy.
lizbeth November 13, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Mariano s my cousin .. we don't understand how it happened.. we love you n will truly miss you ..r.I.p
lizbeth November 13, 2012 at 08:17 AM
Thank you very much

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