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Posted on: August 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Collision Involving a Pedestrian

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Chad Craig

File # MV222310309


On August 19, 2022, about 8:34 PM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Station responded to the report of a major-injury traffic collision on Alessandro Boulevard near the intersection of Elsworth Street in the city of Moreno Valley. Deputies arrived on-scene to find the collision involved a silver, 2019 Toyota Tacoma and a pedestrian pushing a shopping cart. The pedestrian was found lying in the roadway without a pulse and suffering from traumatic life-threatening injuries. Despite the life-saving measures attempted by CalFire personnel, the pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was located uninjured at the collision site and cooperated with the investigation.

The Moreno Valley Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the Toyota was traveling eastbound on Alessandro Boulevard as the pedestrian was pushing the shopping cart southbound across the street, mid-block between Elsworth Street and Veterans Way. The Toyota attempted to stop, but subsequently struck the pedestrian as he crossed in front of him.

The identity of the involved parties will not be released pending further investigation and notification to the next of kin. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision.

The collision investigation required the closure of eastbound Alessandro Boulevard between Elsworth Street and Veterans Way for scene processing and evidence collection.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Andrew Galbreath of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6811 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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