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Press Release: Unit Involved Fatal Traffic Collision
Agency: Sheriff’s Administration
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: November 17, 2017 Time: 4:30 AM
Incident Date: November 16, 2017 Time: 8:40 PM
Incident Location: Perris Blvd. north of Nuevo Road, Perris
Reporting Officer: Lieutenant Rick Zerkel, Sheriff’s Administration
File Number(s): PE173200110
Coroner's Release: 11-18-17 Case #: 2017-12831


On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 8:40 PM, an on-duty Perris Police officer, was involved in a collision with a female juvenile pedestrian on Perris Boulevard, north of Nuevo Road, in the City of Perris.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where she passed away. The pedestrian’s identity is being withheld at this time. At the time the collision occurred, the officer was involved in a routine response to a call for service within the City of Perris.

Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian ran into the roadway and collided with the side of the officer’s vehicle.

The collision investigation is being conducted by the California Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). The Riverside County Sheriff’s Professional Standards Bureau is investigating the officer’s compliance with Department Policy.

Additional information should be directed to the California Highway Patrol’s Riverside Office at (951) 637-8000. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department provides police services to the City of Perris.

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