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Jason Roy Moscowitz, former principal at Lakeside High School, was killed in an auto accident Thursday.
According to a Riverside County coroner's report, the two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Sanderson Avenue and Mustang Way in Hemet.
It is unclear if Moscowitz was behind the wheel, but the coroner’s report states the car he was in was struck by a sedan. The car carrying Moscowitz rolled and hit a tree, according to the coroner’s report.
The condition of any other victims is unknown.
Moscowitz was pronounced dead at 5:06 p.m. Thursday; the accident was reported moments before at 4:59 p.m.
The Lake Elsinore resident was 37 years old.
Moscowitz had been principal at Lakeside for three years. This summer it was announced he was leaving the school to take a position at Hemet Unified School District as its director of professional development.
Moscowitz, a soft-spoken and well-liked principal, continued to support Lakeside after his departure. During the Oct. 22 homecoming game against Perris High School, Moscowitz was on the Lancers sideline outfitted in green and gold, cheering on the home team.
Speaking via phone Friday morning, Lake Elsinore Unified School District Coordinator of Community Relations Mark Dennis said, "I don't think anyone at Lakeside has let hold of Jason."