Man Killed in La Quinta Hit-and-Run at Highway 111 and Dune Palms
LA QUINTA, CA (December 18, 2020) – A pedestrian died after a hit-and-run crash at Highway 111 and Dune Palms Road in La Quinta.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle struck an adult male pedestrian for an unknown reason. The driver hit him at the intersection of Highway 111 and Dune Palms Road.
Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in La Quinta
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded and found the man left lying on the ground as a result of the collision.
Medical personnel then pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, deputies affirmed that the motorist did not stop to render aid to the man and fled the area. Authorities are still searching for the hit-and-run suspect.
Officers forced Dune Palms Road and Highway 111 to close for westbound traffic following the crash. The fatal incident is still investigation.
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