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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed In Lake Elsinore Identified

Jason Lee DiDominic, 23, died at the scene after he was hit in front of 31401 Riverside Drive, just east of Joy Street.

The man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on Riverside Drive early this morning in Lake Elsinore has been identified.

Jason Lee DiDominic, 23, died at the scene after he was hit in front of 31401 Riverside Drive, just east of Joy Street. He suffered numerous fractures and major head injuries, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marc Cloutier.

DiDominic was struck at 3:19 a.m. and pronounced dead at 3:49 a.m.

The coroner has listed his city of residence as “unknown.”

According to the sergeant, DiDominic was walking east in the middle of the eastbound lane of travel on Riverside Drive when he was struck. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans and dark shoes, Sgt. Cloutier said.

The driver who hit him was going to work and “was unable to slow upon seeing the pedestrian in the roadway,” Sgt. Cloutier said.

“The motorist is providing complete cooperation with the investigation,” the sergeant said.

Riverside Drive was closed for the investigation across all lanes until approximately 9:30 a.m. when westbound lanes were opened. Eastbound lanes were opened around 10:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951 245-3300.

doesn'tmatter October 29, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Karen -Please stop going on about how Jason is YOUR son & how YOU raised him from the age of 3 . TAMMY BALL is Jason's Birth Mother & Tammy NOT you Raised him by law you are a step Mother to him BUT Jason did not even live with you except for MAYBE a total of 2 yrs of his life -- in fact you & Jason's birth Father -Tony-didn't visit him on a weekly nor monthly basis .I hate to even post this BUT like James stated people ( including yourself) need to be careful of what you're posting for the family's sake in case they read this . Furthermore You telling strangers about Jason's personal life how you view -his drinking habits & his mental state is very insulting To JASON -I mean, Karen,Do you think Jason would want friends/ old class mates Ect ect knowing such things ! His MOTHER -TAMMY BALL & HiS STEP FATHER JAMES BALL who Jason lived with most all his life don't want such BS posted -James Already posted a plea for this nonsense to end
doesn'tmatter October 29, 2011 at 04:51 PM
cont...to Karen ,I realize you are suffering this loss and that Tony ( Jason's birth Father ) loved him very much BUt continued posting is fueling this fire and on top of that this is still a on going investigation and this info. will be used in that investigation because this is a News Report. !f Tammy or her daughters read the things you posted, especially how you come off as if you truely Mothered Jason it would really hurt and more hurt is the last thing needed .You're time would be better spend Grieving with Tammy , Jason's 2 sisters and Jayden ( Jason's son and Tammiy's Grandson ) and the Mother of his baby, Layne . To THE REST OF YOU - there has yet to be any legal report that Jason or the driver were drinking or on drugs -what facts have been reported is only that Jason was walking in dark clothes in the dark and was unsene by the driver .
Lucy October 29, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Wow- “Doesn’t matter” … You are truly a horrible person too use a public forum to take the opportunity to say these things. Poor Jason … In death his family should be able to put him first in their hearts, but it is obvious he never got that in life. I will pray for all of you for you surely need God's grace right now!
Karen D October 29, 2011 at 06:41 PM
Obviously you have no clue what you are talking about. You have it the other way around. Jason lived with me and his father from preschool on and lived with his mom for a couple of years. I should not have to defend myself but anyone with a brain could figure out that if his mother lived in elsinore and jason went to school in yorba linda. In addtion, anyone who knew our son, knew he had problems and Tammy would be the first to talk about it. Jason had 4 parents, not 2. We ALL parented Jason! Tammy always said he had 2 moms and 2 dads. As far as the police investigation, they are well aware of what Jason had to drink that evening, as they have already spoken to the other party. How dare you assume that we have not been with the family grieving. By the way, Jaydin is my grandson. I was there when he was born and continue to be there on a regular basis, not only for Jaydin but for Cody and Layne. You need to pull your head out of your ass and mind your own business!! If you have a problem with me, call me, don't hind behind an annonymous post. You are very insensitive and ignorant. I agree, these BS non-sense posts need to stop starting with with yours! This is final post. My FINAL act as a MOTHER and PARENT has been to plan a funeral for our son, which we have been doing for the last 2 days. Jason's father and I have taken this on, so that Tammy can grieve. If that is not love, I don't know what is. I will pray for your ignorance and insensivitity
Marie October 29, 2011 at 08:18 PM
I just wanna say that I loved Jason very much and he will be so missed. He was the greatest love of my life. And it saddens me that Jaydin will never know who he is.
yuki October 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM
did jason go to oak grove
Karen D October 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM
Yes he did.
yuki October 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM
will i knew him in high school when i read the news about this tragic incident it hit me cuase i seen aorund in school and my other friend who know jason was shocked to hear to the news it made me sad rip jason:(
Karen D October 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM
Thank you. We will be having a service on Nov 7, at 3:00 pm at cornerstone church in wildomar.
yuki October 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM
mrs DiDominic i wish i could make it i got school that day and live in los angales city of lake elsinor need to do is put light on that street and i know how it is cuase my friend drive there and it was scary
Curious October 31, 2011 at 01:32 AM
It was all government's fault! There should have been a street light every 10 feet to light up every stretch of road in this city. Also a signalized crosswalk every ten feet. That way nobody can get anywhere in a car. Also we can increase everybodies taxes to pay for the increased light electricity. Riverside Drive has a low speed limit of 40 mph. But everybody on this blog will not be able to perceive and react to a pedestrian in the road (wearing dark clothing), at 40 mph, and avoid a collision. Its basic physics and human psychology. With respect to the reach of your headlights. Just like rabbits and small animals in the road. Nothing you can do, it just happens. Everybody blames government, the driver, or drugs. It was flat out a pedestrian being somewhere he shouldn't of been. Borderline suicide. My condolences to the family.
Roberto October 31, 2011 at 03:35 AM
Not sure y'all from around these parts. Suicide Drive has a long dangerous history. We need the City of Lake Elsinore to consider safety before allowing anymore high density apartments like the low income housing awaiting RDA funding in January. The fact is Hwy. 74 is a defacto freeway particularly at 3:00 A.M. I'm a commuter and know these roads. Four corners for example with the light at Albertson's should have never been built on that lot but a certain Council person real estate agent had interest in that property opposed to the Jessie James property that at that time was across from Staters. Also where Grand Ave. intersects with Suicide drive is a nightmare. All these proposed high density-low income apartments do nothing but impact the rest of us with unreasonable traffic mitigation that we will be forced to pay for later. Cannot say this tragedy could have been avoided but the fact is ya can't build around a lake particularly low income-high density.
Curious October 31, 2011 at 09:07 AM
Hey Roberto, can you please explain your statements? How is it "Suicide drive"? What is the dangerous history? How do you think the city should consider safety? What gives you the right To tell a landowner what they can build on their land? What gives you the right to tell a landowner if they can build apartments on their land? Should they be "high income" apartments? Do you have common sense?
Roberto October 31, 2011 at 03:54 PM
Hey Roberto, can you please explain your statements? How is it "Suicide drive"? What is the dangerous history? How do you think the city should consider safety? What gives you the right To tell a landowner what they can build on their land? What gives you the right to tell a landowner if they can build apartments on their land? Should they be "high income" apartments? Do you have common sense? REPLY: 1) There have been excessive accidents and fatalities on Suicide Drive from Four Corners to the terminus at Grand Ave. 2) The City is required by law to mitigate traffic impact as part of any project being consistant with the master and specific plan 3) No property owner can build anything they want on their property. Example: A nuclear reactor won't fit in my neighbourhood. 4) Low income housing is subsidized through the RDA (TAX Payers) We don't need anymore Low Income Housing in Lake Elsinore In my opinion. It just about all low income housing! Go build it in Irvine - Orange County. 5) Common Sense dictates we build low density projects consistant with building around a Lake next to an expressway and again, mitigate traffic.
Curious October 31, 2011 at 10:01 PM
What do you define as excessive accidents? So are you suggesting Elsinore demolish the properties along suicide drive. You say we dont need low income housing to prevent accidents... What about parks and grocery stores? Those two tend to attract pedestrians. Should those be built away from society with the nuclear reactors? How about pedestrians push the little crosswalk button and wait until its safe to cross...
Elsinore Resident October 31, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Hey Roberto the Pacific Aggregates Mine is vested (lol) so they can build a nuclear reactor if they wanted - the City of Lake Elsinore would say OKAY you are vested do what you want. The City will tell the people who live in Alberhill you should have looked at your CC&R's and we can't help you. The cities master plan seems to be what the developer mining operator wants it to be depending on their moods. Now we want to know what the cities excuse is for not mitigating the traffic problems in our City so people aren't KILLED when they decide to take a walk?
Elsinore Resident October 31, 2011 at 10:28 PM
The City Council and the City Staff seem to ignore the health and safety of people who live in the North part of Lake Elsinore.
Roberto October 31, 2011 at 10:29 PM
1) over the last 30 years there have been so many accidents and fatalities that I quit counting 2) Just about all housing in Lake Elsinore s low income housing. typical low income housing high density housing thus craeting excessive unmitigated traffic. 3) We cannot undo the mess created by the previous councils. We can have lesson's learned and not repeat the same unsafe, unmitigated, high density, taxpayer subsidized housing and traffic patterns including a pedestrian barrier to the highway. 4)Which of the 3 traffic lights are you refferring to? How about no more unmitigated busineses on a defacto Freeway with out safe traffic mitigation?
Diana October 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM
I don't think that the City Council or their staff know that the North end exists, nor do I think they care. I also think that they must drive through town with blinders on to not see the trashed houses, roads and so on....oh wait that's because they come out of City Hall get in their cars and drive to Tuscany or Canyon Hills, you do not see that kind of crap that goes on in the true City of Lake Elsinore happening in Tuscany or Canyon Hills...They pass the buck blame someone else and do nothing and could care less...it's nice to be able to vent but to actually expect changes...well...it's just is not going to happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roberto October 31, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Elsinore Resident 3:28pm on Monday, October 31, 2011 "The City Council and the City Staff seem to ignore the health and safety of people who live in the North part of Lake Elsinore." REPLY: This is why districting is needed. Right now you have two on the Dais who live in Uppity Hills working with developers and wearing out pencils to bring low income apartments to Lakeshore Drive early next year if RDA funding is reinstituted. The City ordinances ban noise at night yet they violate their own terms by allowing aggregate mining at 3:00 A.M. The Uppity Hill Crooks have got to go.
Curious October 31, 2011 at 11:35 PM
Gotta love liberals. Lack no common sense. Lol.
Roberto October 31, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Evan 4:35pm on Monday, October 31, 2011 Gotta love liberals. Lack no common sense. Lol. REPLY: If you support RDA tax subsidized housing I'm afraid the shoe is on the other foot!
Curious November 01, 2011 at 09:52 PM
I don't support subsidized housing. But the local government has chosen to do that....That's why I continue to vote against politicians that support it. And what developments along Suicide Drive are RDA tax subsidized?
Roberto November 01, 2011 at 09:59 PM
None currently as the RDA funding is on hold awaiting a Supreme court ruling regarding how the funding mechanism is going to work. The only apartments awaiting the outcome of this suprenme court ruling are located on Lakeshore drive. Regardless, we don't need no stinking high density, uncompatible, traffic flow not mitigated low income housing. We already have more than our fair shrare. With the deliverance people moving into the area, it's time to unload the current inventories of foreclosed housing that already exist disproportiontly along Suicide Drive.
UNCLE FESTER November 02, 2011 at 06:59 AM
EXCESSIVE IS MORE THAN ONE... PERIOD... having lights installed does not always solve the problem. people pulling out into traffic, jay-walkers, bikes all over the place, dark areas, and no sidewalks all contribute to this problem. and then we have the bars.....another way into the street with either no means of walking properly and then stumbling on to the roadway doesnt help much either. since i know of 4 people who have died in roughly the same area, all the items that people think would have fixed it, would not have helped at all. it was all due to a lack of thinking, not using common sense and, one was just an accident when he tripped and fell in front of an oncoming car... we still need sidewalk on lakeshore too. since there is absolutely nothing for pedestrians to be safe.. does anyone remember the mother and kids that were hit on lakeshore right before chaney ? there were lights and homes and still no sidewalk... didnt change a thing. the city claims not being able to afford water for the parks, what make you think they're gonna pop for 250,000 in extra lighting and sidewalks ? good luck with that..
CassidyCrewMom November 02, 2011 at 11:26 PM
WOW!! All I can say... We did not know Jason personally but we know some of his family. Empathy, sympathy, compassion... Where is it?? Details will not change what has occurred and insensitive opinions mean NOTHING to the grieving loved ones except that since it didn't happen to you, you don't have to care!! I agree with Toni.. We've lost a lot of people in our community in the last week! Life is fragile and unpredictable- remember what you say here for one day this could be an article about you and for your loved ones who would have to read such heartless comments would devistate them!!
Donna November 03, 2011 at 12:17 AM
Dearest Karen and Tony - I don't know what else to say except that I love you both and know how much you loved Jason. It is the cruelest thing that could ever happen to a parent to out live their children. My prayers are with you both and his son. I know you both will be there to explain to the baby what a happy, loving father he was. I met Jason when he was in the 4th grade at Travis in Yorba Linda. I am fortunate to be able to be called a family friend. My son and Jason played together and they had sleep overs at my house. All children are a challenge, that's what makes life so interesting, to see life through their eyes. AT 23 and we were all like that, they are invincible and we old folks know nothing. That's just life. Hold one another up and place your life in Christ's hands, knowing that some day this will all make sense. That is why it's called blind faith. So much easier to say than do, but know you are in my prayers and if you need anything at anytime, know I am there. You are both precious and know God has a plan and someday that will be revealed to us. For now we have our faith and the love of one another. God Bless you both and your extended families Donna Ryan and Alan
mark November 05, 2011 at 10:01 AM
wow all the stuff i read on here made me want vomit ... half of you people did not even know him, so to just be totaly put this young man down is low. why wont you go look at your self.. my love and prayers go out to him family and son
Arts Mom November 05, 2011 at 04:39 PM
The sad part is they hide behind this blog.To the family so sorry for their loss.
Keri Angerman November 05, 2011 at 04:56 PM
I did not know your nephew very well, however my room mate Jordan was his friend, and I for one loved him instantly, he was a good person and he will be missed, I am terribly sorry for your family's loss. We live out in Cabazon and will be trying to make it to the services, But if we are unable to, you and your family and of course Jason will be in our prayers

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