Of the two Hill crashes that occurred last week, one involved a California Highway Patrol officer.
At 8:15 a.m. Thursday, July 6, California Highway Patrol Officer Graham Aanestad, 32, was driving his black 2011 Ford Expedition eastbound on Highway 74, 3.3 miles west of McCall Park Road. Behind him in a white 2014 Toyota Forerunner was Kelsi Lehman, 32, of San Jacinto.
Aanestad received a radio alert that an officer had stopped a motorist in Hemet and discovered the car was stolen. This is considered a “high risk” stop since, with a stolen car, the driver could be armed. Aanestad, according to the report, activated his lights and siren, and began to execute a U-turn when, at the same time, Lehman began to pass him on the left. She collided with Aanestad’s cruiser. Neither vehicle was significantly damaged, and there were no injuries.
At 3 p.m. also on Thursday, Danielle Olszewski, 30, of Oceanside, was driving her silver 2003 VW Jetta westbound on Highway 74 just west of Palm Canyon Drive when she made an unsafe turning movement that caused her vehicle to hit the mountainside and overturn. Olszewski complained of neck pain but did not request medical transport. Her vehicle was towed from the scene.