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Posted on: December 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:December 18, 2020Time:11:15 PM
Incident Date:December 18, 2020Time:7:14 PM
Incident Location:Highway 111 west of Dune Palms Road, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jamie Lewis
File Number(s):LA203530082


On December 18,2020, about 7:14 PM, La Quinta deputies responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run traffic collision on Highway 111 west of Dune Palms Road in La Quinta. Investigation revealed an unknown driver was traveling westbound on Highway 111 west of Dune Palms Road and struck a pedestrian crossing the roadway. Life saving measures were rendered; however, the pedestrian, was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no witnesses, therefore there is no vehicle or suspect description. The decedent’s identity will be released by the Coroner’s Bureau.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Riverside County Sheriff's Department or Deputy Van Gorp at the Thermal Station at (760) 863-8990, or they can call anonymous tips at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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