LAKE MATHEWS: Attempted Carjacking Ends In Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian

On Friday night August 17, 2018 the California Highway Patrol, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department along with Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire and AMR responded to reports of a vehicle vs pedestrian traffic accident. The incident was reported around 8:40pm in the 17600 block of Cajalco Rd. in front of Lake Mathews General Store. First arriving emergency crews located a male down in the roadway. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. According to people at the scene, a male attempted to carjack a lady causing her to crash. When the attempt to take her vehicle failed, the suspect ran into the middle of Cajalco Rd. and was struck by another vehicle. Cajalco Rd. was closed between Cowan Rd. and Harley John while the California Highway conducted their investigation.