A single-vehicle driving-under-the-influence with passengers on Highway 243, a motorcycle crash on Highway 74 at the bottom of the Hill, and a single-vehicle crash on Highway 74 near Lake Hemet were the Hill incidents reported by the California Highway Patrol for the week beginning Wednesday, April 20.
At 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 22, Jolene White, 28, of Banning, was driving her 2004 tan Chevrolet Malibu north on Highway 243, a quarter mile north of Twin Pines Road, when she failed to execute a left curve, overcorrected, crossed over the double-yellow lines and crashed into the mountain. With White were two adult females and two male juveniles under age 10.
White was arrested at the scene for a DUI with an enhancement for child endangerment and incarcerated at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. There were no other vehicles involved and none of the passengers were medically transported.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, William Schuler, 41, of Hemet, was riding his 2007 black Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Highway 74, 3/10ths of a mile east of Bee Canyon Truck Trail, when he lost control because of excessive speed and laid the bike down. Both Schuler and his passenger, Meredith Allingham, 36, of Hemet, complained of road rash and abrasions but refused transport. No other vehicles or individuals were involved in the incident.
And at 11:50 a.m. Monday, April 25, Catherine Mauge, 74, of Idyllwild, was driving her 2002 white Subaru Impreza west on Highway 74, 500 feet east of Hemet Lake Road, when she ran off the road and hit a Caltrans metal guard rail. The day was clear and the roads were dry. Mauge was not injured and no other vehicles were involved in the incident.