‚Äč Corona Man Charged


  Temescal Canyon Road North of Trilogy Parkway


California Highway Patrol-Riverside units responded to a report of traffic collision with possible fatalities, Sunday, January 19, 2020, at approximately 10:23 P.M. Upon arrival, at Temescal Canyon Road, north of Trilogy Parkway, the CHP Officers located a 2002 Toyota Prius that had been driven off the east edge of Temescal Canyon Road, and collided with a tree, resulting in the death of three occupants.  All three male Prius occupants were under the age of 18 years old. Three other teen males were occupants in the Prius, including the driver were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on physical evidence, witness statements, and investigating officers it has been determined that Mr. Anurag Chandra, a 42-year-old resident of Corona, California was driving a 2019 Infinity Q50 and intentionally rammed the Prius.  This intentional act caused the Prius to leave the roadway and collide with a tree.  Mr. Chandra then fled the scene to a nearby residence.  Witnesses followed Mr. Chandra to the residence, and alerted authorities. 

California Highway Patrol Officers responded to Chandra’s residence early Monday morning January 20, 2020 and took him into custody without incident, consequently booking Anurag Chandra to the Robert Presley Detention Center on three counts of murder. 

This is an active investigation and any witnesses who may have observed the incident are encouraged to call the California Highway Patrol, Accident Investigation Unit at (951) 637-8000.