Gene Autry Trail back open after deadly hit-and-run

Woman's body found on roadway early Monday morning

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Gene Autry Trail is back open to traffic between Via Escuela and Interstate 10 in Palm Springs after a woman's body was found in the roadway early Monday morning.

Spokesman Mike Kovaleff said officers were sent to Gene Autry Trail and North Via Escuela around 1:35 a.m. after a motorist reported a hazard in the roadway.

They arrived to find the body of a woman in the road with injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

"The female has not been identified at this time and she appeared to be in her late teens or early twenties," he said.

As a result, Gene Autry Trail between Via Escuela and Interstate 10 was shut down until 11 a.m.

Kovaleff said investigators have no leads, and he's asking anyone with information to call the Palm Springs Police Department at 760-323-8115 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP.

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