Irma Higgins Dies in Hemet Collision on Ramona Expressway
Hemet, California (February 17, 2023) – Irma Higgins, 90, of Riverside, died following a multi-vehicle collision in Hemet on Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision occurred just before 2 p.m. February 15, on the Ramona Expressway at Lincoln Avenue.
CHP said Higgins’ daughter, a 73-year-old Hemet woman, was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Spark eastbound on Lincoln Avenue when she stopped at the intersection.
The report said that she had the right-of-way as she pulled into the intersection and was struck by a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup driven by a 35-year-old Beaumont man.
The impact pushed the Chevy into a 2018 Toyota Sienna minivan that was waiting to turn left from northbound Ramona onto Lincoln.
Higgins was a passenger in the Chevrolet. Both Higgins and her daughter were extricated from the vehicle.
Authorities said Higgins was rushed to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where she was pronounced deceased shortly after.
Her daughter was flown to a trauma center with critical injuries.
The driver of the Nissan and his two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, were hospitalized with minor injuries.
No other injuries were reported.
The intersection was closed for hours as authorities investigated the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Pacific Attorney Group would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May they find comfort and strength during this difficult time.
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