Pedestrian hit and killed by car in Palm Springs

Coroner Says 84 year old woman from British Columbia is victim

POSTED: 12:32 PM PST Jan 30, 2013    UPDATED: 07:35 AM PST Jan 09, 2013 
Palm Springs Deadly accident
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

An 84 year old woman was killed Tuesday night while crossing South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs and hit by a car. 

The accident was reported just before 6:00 p.m. at South Palm Canyon Drive near Avenida Palmera and Sonora Road.

Palm Springs Police spokesperson Mike Kovaleff confirms that the pedestrian died on scene after being hit by a car.  Police and emergency crews shut down the intersection for hours while they investigated the accident.  It does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor, says Palm Springs Police.

The identity of the woman has not been released at this time.