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|January 24, 2019|
Pedestrian death toll reaches four
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Four pedestrians are dead in a series of weekend incidents on the streets and highways of the Inland Empire. Hit-and-run drivers are suspected in two of the mishaps.
San Bernardino police say that a 64-year-old man was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck on Mountain View Avenue Saturday night. The driver and vehicle carrying lawn equipment did not stop.
In Menifee, an unknown vehicle struck and killed a 27-year-old man as he walked along Highway 74 near Briggs Road in the middle of the night. Sheriff’s deputies are without a description of the hit-run vehicle.
Another pedestrian who died on a darkened stretch of Highway 60 in the Badlands west of Beaumont has been identified. David Martinez, 48, of Banning died early Saturday before help arrived. The California Highway Patrol said he walked into traffic lanes.
Meantime, Corona police are trying to identify a pedestrian killed over the weekend as he walked along North Lincoln Avenue. There were no arrests.
Story Date: May 15, 2018