Sheriff's traffic investigators Sunday said that a Temecula resident blew through a red light, causing a crash that left two senior citizens from Yorba Linda dead.
The resident was taken to a hospital with major injuries following the fatal crash on Rancho California Road, near Jefferson Avenue, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. John Magnan.
"Investigation revealed the 2006 Hyundai ... had been traveling westbound on Rancho California and entered the intersection against a red light and struck the Honda as the driver was making a left-hand turn onto eastbound Rancho California Road," Magnan wrote in a news release.
Amar Jain, 74, and Cheryl Jain, 66, were both pronounced dead according to the Riverside County Coroner's office.
Amar Jain was the driver and was trapped in his vehicle, Patch learned at the scene; he was pronounced dead at 3:18 p.m.
Cheryl Jain was the passenger; she was pronounced dead at 3:22 p.m., the coroner's office reported.
The road was closed for about five hours so that authorities could free the trapped motorist, clear the wreck and further investigate.
Traffic investigators were still working Sunday to determine all the factors in the crash, Magnan said.
"At this time of the investigation, officers are unable to determine if alcohol and/or drugs contributed to the cause of the collision," he wrote.