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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER
A 54-year-old Buena Park man was killed and set off a four-vehicle crash Monday morning when he slammed into the rear of a disabled semi tractor-trailer parked along the Riverside Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man, who was not identified pending notification of his next of kin, was driving a 1987 Toyota utility truck on the Orangethorpe Avenue entrance ramp to the eastbound freeway when he hit the parked big rig about 6:30 a.m., CHP Officer Denise Medina said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1987
Caltrans workers found the body of a man Friday morning in the bushes next to a freeway on-ramp, Police Lt. Bud Lathrop said. The man appeared to be a transient who had been dead about a week. His body was fully clothed and draped with a large plastic bag, Lathrop said. Caltrans workers discovered the body at about 10:50 a.m. Friday at the westbound on-ramp of the Riverside Freeway at Euclid Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1989
A stubborn blaze scorched about 60 acres of dry brush in steep terrain just south of the Riverside Freeway near the border of Orange and Riverside counties Thursday afternoon during the height of the rush hour, causing a traffic snarl that lasted well into the evening, authorities said. It took 175 firefighters about five hours to contain the flames, which broke out about 2 p.m. near Green River Road and burned in an easterly direction, fire officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1991 | LILY DIZON
A truck tractor collided with a Cadillac on the Riverside Freeway on Sunday, causing the vehicles to crash into the freeway's center divider and slowing heavy traffic for nearly three hours, the California Highway Patrol said. The drivers of both vehicles and the passenger of the Cadillac sustained minor injuries in the 11:10 a.m. accident, authorities said. No other cars were involved in the accident, which occurred near Euclid Street.
NEWS
January 27, 2002
Re "Buying Toll Lanes Might Be the Way to Go," Jan. 19: Once again we see that government cannot provide a cost-effective solution. In this case the problem is increasing congestion on the Riverside Freeway due to growth in the Inland Empire. The solution suggested by the Orange County Transportation Authority is to buy the tollway lanes so that OCTA can increase freeway capacity without having to make periodic payments to the current owners of these lanes. The Times reports, "There has been speculation that the lanes are worth $200 million to $300 million.
NEWS
May 10, 1990 | ERIC BAILEY and TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hang onto that steering wheel. Transportation officials in Orange and Riverside counties have unveiled plans to add not one, but two car-pool lanes in each direction along a 12-mile stretch of the infamous Riverside Freeway. Authorities hope the new lanes, which would be the first double commuter lanes in the state, will ease the crippling congestion on the freeway, the prime link for hordes of commuters traveling between homes in Riverside County and jobs in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1993
A man suspected of drunk driving struck a car stalled on the Riverside Freeway early Sunday morning, fatally injuring a 17-year-old girl who was a passenger in the car, the California Highway Patrol reported. The Orange County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Tracy Duggan of Moreno Valley. Another passenger in the stalled car, Isaac Crain, 18, also of Moreno Valley, suffered moderate injuries, CHP officers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1987
A motorist eastbound on the Riverside Freeway reported a possible freeway shooting this weekend near the Riverside County border, authorities said. No one was hurt. The unidentified driver heard something hit the passenger door of his Nissan 300ZX shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, Sheriff's Lt. Robert Rivas said. The man pulled off the freeway at the Gypsum Canyon exit and discovered a hole through the outside metal panel of the car door.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1997
An Anaheim man died in a fiery crash on the Riverside Freeway early Wednesday, after he was rear-ended by a motorist who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, officials said. The accident occurred about 1 a.m. in the westbound lanes, where a freeway ramp closure at Brookhurst Street was causing traffic to slow, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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