Isaiah Ortega-Dage, 23, Killed in Desert Hot Springs Hit-and-Run on Palm Drive
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA (September 11, 2021) – A hit-and-run crash killed Isaiah Ortega-Dage on Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs.
The coroner’s office identified the 23-year-old Indio man as the victim of the fatal collision which took place early Saturday.
The incident began when Isaiah Ortega-Dage was riding as a passenger in a northbound vehicle on Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs.
For an unknown reason, the female driver stopped partially in the right lane and right shoulder. Isaiah Ortega-Dage exited their car, walked around to the driver’s side and stood in the right lane.
Man Hit by DUI Driver
The California Highway Patrol said a Nissan pickup truck approached and then hit him. The motorist struck the pedestrian, north of Varner Road.
Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and found Isaiah Ortega-Dage left lying on the ground as a result of the accident. He died a the scene.
Officers located him and determined that he was under the influence when the crash happened. They soon arrested the suspect for possible DUI.
The Desert Hot Springs hit-and-run collision that fatally injured Isaiah Ortega-Dage is still under investigation.
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