UPDATE: Pedestrian killed crossing street in San Jacinto, victim ID’d

UPDATE: 07/29/2016 10 PM With Coroner’s release of information

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has released the name of the man who was fatally struck in a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic accident July 29. Coroner’s officials identified the victim as James Hill, 21, of Hemet

According to Coroner’s officials, the man was struck at 5:37 a.m. as he was crossing the street outside of an established crosswalk. He was pronounced dead at 7:04 a.m., at Riverside University Health System, located at 26520 Cactus Avenue in Moreno Valley. His exact location of injury was determined to be on Ramona Expressway, about 300 feet west of State Street, San Jacinto.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

Deputies question two people from the vehicle involved in the fatal accident. Miguel Shannon photo

Deputies question two people from the vehicle involved in the fatal accident. Miguel Shannon photo

SAN JACINTO – A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a truck in San Jacinto Friday, July 29. The fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision happened on Ramona Expressway near State Street.

The motorist was traveling eastbound on Ramona Expressway when he struck a male pedestrian attempting to cross the street, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Joel Wilson.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station responded to the deadly accident at 5:37 a.m., after multiple people called the Riverside County emergency communications center to report the collision.

Paramedics and other emergency first responders rushed to the location where they treated the victim before paramedics transported the man to a local hospital. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff. The man has not been identified pending notification of his family.

The man who was struck died at a local area hospital. Miguel Shannon photo

The man who was struck died at a local area hospital. Miguel Shannon photo

The San Jacinto Traffic Reconstruction Unit responded to the location to conduct an accident investigation. Eastbound Ramona Expressway, just west of State Street, was temporarily closed during their investigation.

Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Leal at the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station, (951) 654-2702. Callers can refer to incident file number I162110013 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

Miguel Shannon photo

Miguel Shannon photo

 

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4 comments

  • You know nothing about this young man. How would you feel if your family member was killed.

  • You know nothing about this young man. How would you feel if your family member was killed. Think before you speak on social media.

    • Sometimes I am so disgusted when I read the comments of people I alternately call Keyboard Bullies or Keyboard Cowards. Unfortunately, I think the anonymity of the internet really brings out the very worst in some people.

      -TM

  • Amanda Merberger

    I dated him for three years. He beat me daily for 2 of those 3. Im sorry hes dead, but karma comes in mysterious ways.

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