Christopher Davidson, 31, was killed early Monday morning in the Eastside neighborhood of Riverside, after being a passenger riding with a driver who may have been drunk.
The crash occurred at 2:15 a.m., on University Avenue near Eucalyptus Avenue. The circumstances of the collision are unclear, but the car, driven by an unidentified 31-year-old, collided with multiple trees and a light pole.
The car was wrapped around the light pole for several hours after the crash.
Davidson, a resident of Moreno Valley, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver suffered moderate injuries and was hospitalized. Police suspect he was under the influence of alcohol.