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Posted on: February 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Fatal Traffic Collision
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:February 28, 2020Time:12:00 AM
Incident Date:February 27, 2020Time:5:58 PM
Incident Location:Dinah Shore Dr. and Miriam Way, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Randy Vasquez
File Number(s):T200580135

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, at approximately 5:58 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station, responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the area of Dinah Shore Drive and Miriam Way, Palm Desert. Upon the deputy’s arrival they located a 52 -year-old white male adult suffering from injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Life saving measures were performed, but the male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, a 34-year-old white male adult, from Palm Desert, remained at the scene and was cooperative with the investigation, and was later released. 

The preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian was in the crosswalk but crossing against a “don’t walk” sign when he was struck by the vehicle (Chevrolet Suburban). The cause of the collision is still under investigation, but alcohol does not appear to be a factor. 

The identity of the deceased will be released by the coroner’s office once positive identification can be established, and next of kin can be notified. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Varon Potter of the Palm Desert Station’s Traffic Team at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T200580135. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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