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Rowland Heights Woman Killed In Lake Elsinore Crash

The wife of the driver died in the Sunday-morning crash in Lake Elsinore.

A woman from Rowland Heights was killed Sunday when a car driven by her husband veered off Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore and rolled over.

California Highway Patrol officers were dispatched at 3:36 a.m. to the northbound lanes of the freeway approaching Nichols Road.

Humberto Turingan, 72, of Rowland Heights, had allowed his Lexus sedan to veer off the freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The car rolled several times onto the dirt center divider and landed on its roof. Turingan suffered major injuries but his wife, Cleopatra, 68, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

Humberto Turingan was taken to Inland Valley Hospital for treatment.

-City News Service

Ndnlady May 07, 2013 at 08:24 AM
I wonder if emergency personel would've gotten there the first time I called, would the lady be alive?
moms ride too May 07, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Im beginning to see a trend in fatal accidents more and more at this particular stretch of the 15. Am I the only one? My prayers go out her and her family.
TRF1968 May 07, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Maybe it's because most people are driving 90 MPH + at that time of the morning. I drive the 15 fwy early and am doing 80 in the slow lane watching them all zip by. Sad that because everyone is in such a rush, tragic accidents like this happen. RIP
Ndnlady May 08, 2013 at 05:46 AM
That morning when I called 911 I was told that someone had already called in on that accident & to move on when they heard me wanting to get out of my vehicle and check on the people. Finally I made myself follow directions proceeding southbound on 15. Not too far down the highway about a mile, mile1/2 there was a second accident that had more then enough medical personnel there . I made my second call to 911 letting them know that there was not 1 but 2 accidents both white vehicles in the center divider upside down . Makes me wonder if the lady would've survived if the first call was taken seriously. Personally if someone had to call 911 for me, I'd be really scared for my well being & my life!!!

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