Jorge Diaz, Miguel Valdez Arrested after Fatal Moreno Valley Crash on Sunnymead Boulevard and Heacock Street


Jorge Diaz, Miguel Valdez Arrested after Moreno Valley Crash on Sunnymead Boulevard and Heacock Street

Jorge Diaz, Miguel Valdez Arrested after Moreno Valley Crash on Sunnymead Boulevard and Heacock Street

Moreno Valley, California – Police have arrested two suspects following a deadly hit-and-run Moreno Valley crash believed to have been caused by street racing on Saturday night, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

A pedestrian was trying to cross Sunnymead Boulevard at Heacock Street when he was hit by a black Jeep Cherokee that had been racing with a blue Chevy Camaro on eastbound Sunnymead Boulevard.

The accident happened just before 5:30 p.m. March 6.

The victim, a 45-year-old Moreno Valley man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Jorge Diaz, 20, of Moreno Valley, the driver of the Cherokee and Miguel Garcia Valdez, 23, of Perris, who was driving the Camaro, were later arrested.

Diaz may be charged with murder and street-racing crimes while Valdez was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and street-racing crimes.

The crash is under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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