Hit and run kills elderly pedestrian in Jurupa Valley

Trevor Montgomery

 

JURUPA VALLEY – Officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit and run traffic collision that took the life of an elderly pedestrian on Monday, Feb. 8.

The fatal accident occurred at 12:01 a.m., when a car struck a pedestrian who was crossing the roadway in the 3000 block of Pacific Ave.

The driver of the car, which officials described as a “dark-colored, possibly burgundy, four-door sedan,” failed to stop or help the elderly victim.

In press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Bill Davis explained, “The driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim and drove West on Mission Boulevard from Pacific Avenue.”

Paramedics arrived at the accident scene and attempted to provide medical assistance to the victim, according to Davis, however the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified in a coroner’s press release as Paul Crowley, 84, of Jurupa Valley.

Anyone with information about this collision is urged to contact Deputy Cuadra at the Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Division at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV160390001 and can remain anonymous.

 

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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