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Press Release: Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision
Agency: Jurupa Valley Police
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: March 23, 2019 Time: 12:00 p.m.
Incident Date: March 23, 2019 Time: 4:30 a.m.
Incident Location: Van Buren Blvd. x Jurupa Road, Street, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Raemie Wood
File Number(s): JV190820018


On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 4:36 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Van Buren Blvd. just north of Jurupa Road, reference a male laying in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers arrived on scene and observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased by deputies on scene at 4:40 a.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was running across Van Buren Blvd from the Chevron Gas Station, when an unknown vehicle struck the victim and fled the scene. 

It is unknown if alcohol and/or drug impairment were a factor in this collision at this time.

The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. This investigation is ongoing, and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Hallenbeck at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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