Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Collision
A 49-year-old Hemet woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on
Wednesday night, May 16, about 10:20 p.m. while walking on San Jacinto Avenue, according to Hemet Police. The Riverside County Coroner identified the woman as Jane Dasilva, 49, of Hemet. Officers responded to the accident, which occurred north of Oakland Avenue, and found Dasilva lying in the roadway. Officers began performing CPR on her until relieved by paramedics. Unfortunately Dasilva didn’t survive and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that hit her remained on scene and was cooperative with police, but officers did not provide the driver’s name.
The investigation is ongoing, however, it appears the Dasilva was crossing San Jacinto Street outside of a crosswalk when she was struck by the northbound vehicle. San Jacinto Street between Oakland and Menlo Avenues was closed to traffic in both directions for approximately two hours while officers conducted their investigation.
Assault with a deadly weapon
Two men including one from Hemet were arrested last week for shooting at a moving vehicle, then assaulting the driver, the Riverside County Sheriff reported.
According to the sheriff, on Tuesday, May 15, at about 2:30 p.m., deputies from the San Jacinto Station responded to the intersection of Ramona Expressway and State Street., San Jacinto, in reference to shots fired at a vehicle. Investigation revealed the victim was driving into the city of San Jacinto from Moreno Valley when she observed a blue BMW 325i approaching her from behind at a high rate of speed.
The suspect vehicle engaged the victim in a road-rage type pursuit until the victim stopped her vehicle at the intersection of Soboba Road and State Street, San Jacinto. The male suspect, identified by officers as 45-year-old Los Angeles resident Jorge Beltran, exited the passenger side of the BMW and struck the victim in the face with a silver semi-automatic handgun, according to the victim. The victim drove away from the scene to the intersection of Ramona Expressway and Sanderson Avenue, San Jacinto, where she observed Beltran fire three shots toward her vehicle. The victim again drove away from the area but followed the BMW until the driver lost control and crashed in a field east of State Street, south of Soboba Road, San Jacinto.
Deputies arrived on scene moments after the accident and arrested Beltran and the driver of the vehicle, identified as 21-year-old Hemet resident Marisol Andrade. The weapon, a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun, was located in the vehicle, officers said. Beltran and Andrade were arrested and booked at the Smith Correctional Facility for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at an occupied vehicle.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said afterward that it is committed to the safety of the community and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. Anyone with information about this incident should contact Deputy Farag at the San Jacinto Police Department at 951-654-2702, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center 800-950-2444.