Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Automobile crash
Deputy Manuel Villegas was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a domestic disturbance at approximately 1:00 am.
Deputy Villegas was driving behind another officer when an oncoming vehicle crossed into their lane. The officer in the lead car was able to swerve out of the way, but Deputy Villegas was unable to and the two vehicles collided.
The other driver and Deputy Villegas were both killed in the accident.
Deputy Villegas had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 17 months. He is survived by his wife and four children.