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Posted on: February 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Collision

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:February 12, 2022Time:9:00 AM
Incident Date:February 12, 2022Time:2:58 AM
Incident Location:Sunnymead Boulevard, east of Heacock Street, Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Chad Craig
File Number(s):MV220430023


Details:

On February 12, 2022, about 2:58 AM deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Station, were driving west on Sunnymead Boulevard, east of Heacock Street, when they saw a pedestrian lying unresponsive in the roadway. The subject had injuries which indicated he had been struck by a vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The investigation revealed the pedestrian was crossing the street when an unknown vehicle traveling west on Sunnymead Boulevard struck him and then fled the scene.

The identity of the pedestrian will not be released pending the investigation’s full completion. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision. The traffic collision investigation required the temporary closure of Sunnymead Boulevard, between Heacock Street and Back Way, in order to process the scene and collect evidence.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident, the vehicle, or identity of the driver is encouraged to call Deputy Andrew Galbreath of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6700 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information on our Crime Tips Online Form.

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

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