Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Ignacio Robles
File # EV230470055
On February 1, 2023, about 6:35 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to the report of a major-injury traffic collision at the intersection of Sumner Ave. and 68th Street, in the city of Eastvale. Deputies arrived on-scene and discovered a male subject laying on the street. Deputies immediately began rendering medical aid, however, despite life-saving efforts, the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed a black Mercedes-Benz SUV collided with the subject as the subject attempted to cross the street. The vehicle fled the scene but was later apprehended by deputies. Lee Cathie Jiaping was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on charges of 20001 CVC – Hit & Run w/ Injury.
At this time, intoxication does not appear to be a factor in this traffic collision. The investigation will remain ongoing as further information and evidence is received.
Due to the necessary collection of evidence and scene processing, including cleanup, a complete road closure was initiated. The road closures involved the closing of northbound and southbound traffic lanes of Sumner Ave., between 68th Street and Schleisman Road.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Packer of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
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