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Two Vehicles Strike Pedestrian, Who Dies

The deadly collision happened Sunday in Palm Springs, police report.

Approximate location of crash.  Courtesy: Google Maps
Approximate location of crash. Courtesy: Google Maps

A pedestrian in Palm Springs was fatally struck by two moving vehicles, and one driver sped away from the scene, a sergeant said Monday.

Police received a dispatch at 9:22 p.m. Sunday about the crash in the southbound lanes of North Gene Autry Trial, north of Via Escuela. They found a man lying on the ground, Palm Springs police Sgt. Kelly Fieux said.

One of the two vehicles pulled over and its occupants provided officers with information. The driver of the second vehicle failed to stop and fled into the night.

Police were investigating the make and model of the second vehicle, Fieux said.

The pedestrian was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries, the Riverside County Coroner's Office reported. His name has yet to be released.

Officers asked anyone who knows about the incident to call the Palm Springs police at (760) 323-8106.


–City News Service.

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