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Hemet, CA – Irma Higgins Killed in Pileup Crash on Ramona Expy at Lincoln Ave

February 18, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Hemet, CA (February 17, 2023) – A three-vehicle accident in Hemet on Wednesday, February 15, left one person dead and four others injured. 

The deadly accident took place on Ramona Expressway near Lincoln Avenue at around 2 p.m. It was reported that 90-year-old Irma Higgins of Riverside was riding in a 2020 Chevrolet Spark driven by her 73-year-old daughter. The vehicle was stopped on the highway when it entered the intersection and was hit by a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by a 35-year-old Beaumont man. 

The impact pushed the Chevy into a 2018 Toyota Sienna minivan. Irma and her daughter had to be extricated from the vehicle. Higgins was transported to Riverside University Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead, and her daughter was airlifted to a local trauma center in critical condition. 

The driver of the Nissan and their two children were also hurt in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. 

Deadly Car Crashes in California

Hemet, CA - Irma Higgins Killed in Pileup Crash on Ramona Expy at Lincoln AveEvery year, more than 32,000 people are killed in car accidents. In California, there were 3,000 fatal accidents in 2013 alone. Most deadly car accidents result in just one fatality. In 2013, there were 32,719 fatalities nationwide as a result of 30,057 car accidents. That equals 1.08 fatalities per fatal crash. In California, the average number of fatalities per accident is equal to the national average. Throughout the state, there were 3,000 fatal crashes with 2,772 fatalities or 1.08 fatalities per fatal crash.

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