Pedestrian struck by car dies in La Quinta

Accident happened on Fred Waring Drive and Palm Royale Drive

La Quinta - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in La Quinta Tuesday afternoon. The collision was reported shortly after 1:20 p.m. at Fred Waring and Palm Royale drives, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Sheriff's Deputy Armando Munoz said the driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with authorities. He said alcohol, drugs and the motorist's speed weren't factors in the crash.

The identity of the victim, a man in his early 50s, was being withheld until his next-of-kin could be notified. Fred Waring between Palm Royale and Washington Street was closed in both directions for the investigation, and westbound Fred Waring was closed from Palm Royale to Adams Street, Munoz said.  The roadway was re-opened just before 4:00 p.m.

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