George Mouratidis Fatally Injured, Lissete Salazar Arrested in Corona DUI Crash
CORONA, CA (May 28, 2019) — A Lake Elsinore man died following a suspected DUI crash in Corona on Sunday, May 26.
According to California Highway Patrol Sgt. B. Arendt, the crash occurred at about 4:15 a.m. on the southbound 15 Freeway, south of Dos Lagos Drive.
21-year-old Lissete Salazar, of Lake Elsinore, drove a 2006 BMW 630i at a high rate of speed and rear-ended a 2018 Toyota Tacoma in the number 2 lane, said Arendt.
Both vehicles traveled out of control into the center divider where they came to stop, the officer stated.
There were no passengers in both vehicles and both drivers have their seat belts on, Arendt said.
The Riverside County Coroner’s office identified the pickup truck driver as 56-year-old George Mouratidis. He died at the scene.
Salazar complained of pain to one wrist. Officers arrested him on suspicion of multiple felonies including felony DUI, Arendt stated.
Authorities urge anyone who witnessed the collision to call the Riverside Area CHP office at 909-428-5400.
Wishing the family and friends of George Mouratidis strength and support in this difficult time.
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