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Temecula Resident Killed In Highway 79 Crash Identified

Temecula resident Ryan Nakoney, 28, died at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

The man who was killed after he lost control of the truck he was driving and careened off Highway 79 this morning has been identified.

Temecula resident Ryan Nakoney, 28, died at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

on Highway 79 just east of Sage Road in Aguanga, according to a report from Cal Fire spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

The coroner’s office reported that Nakoney lost control of the truck and rolled down a hill. He was not wearing a safety belt, the coroner reported.

The truck, which unconfirmed reports say was a Toyota Tacoma, landed about 100 feet down an embankment, according to Hagemann.

As of 3:16 a.m., crews were still working on the scene.

There were no reports of additional injuries.

michelle brinneman August 22, 2012 at 04:52 PM
So I'm confused, is it Sage Road or Hwy 79? Mixed hwy's identified in story.
Shannan Buffolino August 22, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Yeah, actually I thinl they mean temecula pkwy when they say highway 79..seems like I just heard last week another guy in an suv did almost the same thing in same spot or close to it
T 22 August 22, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Sage Rd turns off Hwy 79. No mix up there. Temecula Parkway used to be State Route 79 South. Hwy 79 starts probably at Anza Rd. It's a dangerous road, Rest in Paradise Ryan
Danasecor August 22, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Sad day a old good friend leaves us. Thoughts and prayers for the Nakoney family. -Dana Secor
Michael E Vogel August 23, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Hi y’all, this response ain’t got much to do with the accident and it’s not meant to be critical, only educational. The accident happened on California Highway 79, just east of where Sage Road Ts into it. CA-79 and Temecula Parkway is one and the same road within Temecula. CA-79 runs all the way from Interstate 8 to Interstate 15 where it joins I-15 north until it takes off east on Winchester Road and heads towards Hemet. It terminates at I-10. " And now you know…..the rrrrrr-est of the story".........................
Trevor C August 23, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Rest in peace Ryan. -Trevor
Brenda August 23, 2012 at 02:41 AM
So very sad and those trucks roll over so easy, thus the license plate EZ2Roll. Gotta slow down, have seat belt on, not drive fast, or wreckless and get home safe instead of your family hearing of your death in the middle of the night. Rip and God bless the family you leave behind with all of our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Zipfel August 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Rest in peace Ryan u were a great friend and will be missed
Mrs. MacGillicuttie August 23, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Michael E Vogel-I remember driving Wilson Valley Road when it was a dirt road...
Lori Elder and family August 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Rest in peace Ryan ! Prayers to the nakoney family
TVOR August 25, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Ha ha, love your Paul Harvey reference. RIP Mr. Harvey.
TVOR August 25, 2012 at 04:20 PM
And RIP Ryan.
Rebecca O'Reilly Boyle September 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
prayers to the Nakoney family.

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