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Posted on: May 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Collision

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Don Olson

File # T231240104


On May 4, 2023, about 5:45pm, deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 74000 block of Alessandro Drive. Upon arrival, deputies observed a pedestrian with life threatening injuries and attempted to render aid. The pedestrian was transported to a local area hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the vehicle was cooperative and remained at the scene.

The Palm Desert Traffic Team was called to the scene and assumed the investigation. Based on the preliminary evidence, it appears the pedestrian was attempting walk southbound across Alessandro Drive when they were struck by the vehicle. Alcohol or drug impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to their family.
The traffic collision investigation required the temporary closure of Alessandro Drive. The roadway has been reopened.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Page Broughton at the Palm Desert Station at 760-836-1600.

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.

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