24-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by SUV in Murrieta

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.

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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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4 Responses to "24-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by SUV in Murrieta"

  1. Julie   January 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

    This happened just 30 minutes after I drove past that very point on my way home. I really am curious to know just what happened. 🙁 I pray the SUV was not speeding. I am so sorry for the loss of the person and his family.

  2. H.   January 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I turned left onto Winchester a minute after it happened. The traffic coming southbound had not yet gotten a green light to come through the intersection. There was only the suv and one other car pulled over at that time. I think the suv might have turned right onto Winchester and struck him becasue unfortunately the first thing I saw was a tennis shoe in the road near the right/slow lane and the poor man was all the way by the center median. I feel awful for his family and friends. God bless them all.

  3. b   January 24, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I saw the crew examining the young man at around 11 pm. I knew that there was an accident earlier because I heard the sirens at about 7 pm then my wife called and said she was stuck in the traffic from the accident. I didnt know that he was passed at first but then realized that he was part of the accident earlier. 24 yrs old is way too young to go. This is such a tragedy. I wish his family peace and love at this time of loss. I pray that he has found the light and is at peace himself as well.

  4. Resident   January 25, 2013 at 3:53 am

    The man who hit him had pulled out of French Valley Airport. Allegedly, the vehicle in front of him swerved and he did not see anyone in the road and hit the young man. I can’t tell you if he was speeding or not, just that he didn’t know he hit him until he heard the sound.


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