Abel Soto Killed in Crash on Highway 74
Soto Assisting Dog in Road Before Fatal Menifee Accident
Menifee, CA (February 14, 2019) – A pedestrian was killed while attempting to rescue a dog on a Menifee highway. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of February 14 on Highway 74.
Abel Soto, 25, from Corona, was heading east on Highway 74 between Menifee and Briggs roads when he saw a dog in the road. He exited his vehicle and crossed into the eastbound lanes, when he was hit and killed by a car.
Emergency crews arrived, but Soto had died at the accident scene. The driver of the vehicle was a 19-year-old from Hemet, who suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Abel Soto.