The Riverside County Coroner’s Office is reporting that two Temecula residents died in Sunday’s crash at Monte Vista Drive and Bundy Canyon Road in Wildomar.
Firefighters were dispatched at 4:47 p.m. to the scene where three people were involved in a two-vehicle collision.
An 80-year-old driver of a Mercury Tracer had to be extricated from the wreckage by firefighters. The Temecula woman was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The woman’s passenger – a 64-year-old Temecula man -- died at the crash scene.
Neither was ejected from the vehicle and neither has been identified yet by the coroner’s office.
According to preliminary investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, a white Mercedes 300SE was traveling north on Monte Vista when it failed to stop at the stop sign at Bundy Canyon Road, said Sgt. Peter Giannakakos of the sheriff’s department.
The Mercedes collided with the Mercury Tracer, he said.
“The driver of the Mercedes did not sustain any injuries. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin,” the sergeant continued.