MURRIETA – On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at approximately 7:08 P.M., Murrieta Police Department personnel were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision on Winchester Road just south of Robert Trent Jones Parkway.
Upon arrival, officers located a 24-year-old white male down in the roadway with major, life threatening, injuries. Coroner’s officials have identified the man as Ryan Rayner of Murrieta.
Despite the efforts of all the emergency personnel who responded, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld until the Riverside County Coroner’s Office can notify next of kin.
According to the witnesses, the pedestrian had walked eastbound into the southbound lanes of traffic on Winchester Road just prior to the collision. The driver of the involved vehicle was not injured and showed no visible signs of alcohol or drug impairment.
The Murrieta Police Department Traffic Division is handling the investigation of this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Jason Edmisten at (951) 461-6305.
Pedestrian struck and killed on Winchester Rd. in Murrieta
MURRIETA – Traffic was snarled and lanes were closed in both directions on Winchester Rd. in Murrieta just north of Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Cadillac SUV this evening at about 7 p.m. The accident is being investigated and it is not known exactly where the pedestrian was walking when he was hit or why he was in the road.
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