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Semi Truck Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Temecula

The crash was reported early Monday on Interstate 15.

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a tractor- trailer on the southbound Temecula Valley (15) Freeway in Temecula early Monday morning, a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman said.

The accident on the Temecula Valley Freeway south of Winchester Road was reported at 3:04 a.m., said Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

"The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene," she said.

There was no immediate indication whether the pedestrian was male or female, nor why the person was walking along the freeway.

The California Highway Patrol was investigating the death, Hagemann said.


– City News Service contributed to this report.


Hailey Toscas June 03, 2014 at 01:29 PM
i just saw him the other day.RIP. and it doesnt matter if he was his friend its not his job to watch him, maybe his car broke down on the freeway? who knows what the circumstance is but it is no ones fault . no one new he would be on the freeway
ChrisG June 05, 2014 at 02:29 PM
Tragic, senseless death. Is there an update to the circumstances surrounding this accident?
Ty McFadden July 01, 2014 at 09:06 PM
i sure hope this is a wake up call for the younger set around the valley. one or two bad decisions and WHAM!!!!!! you're dead. live life, take chances, have fun, just try really hard not to be abjectly stupid about it. i once had to shovel an 18 year old kids brains off of I-5 because he made the simple mistake of not wearing a seatbelt, and his friend who was driving made the simple mistake of changing a cd in the car stereo, drifting out of his lane, realizing it and overcorrecting resulting in his car flipping side over side. the kid with no seatbelt was ejected and his head was crushed under the car killing him instantly..... at 18 years of age. there was little pieces of his head scattered all over the freeway, it still haunts me 15 years later, not sure i'll ever forget that night. i was just your average tow truck driver trying to make a living and now i have to live with this crap for the rest of my life. what you do DOES affect others.

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