Woman struck, killed walking down street in Perris

PERRIS – A 52-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car today as she walked down the middle of a street just west of Perris.

Margaret Gasaway of Perris died around 3:10 a.m. when she was hit while walking east on Cajalco Road, just past Brown Street, in an unincorporated community known as Mead Valley.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Gasaway was in the center of the eastbound lane at the time, for reasons not immediately clear.

”The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and no reflective material,” said CHP Officer Travis Monks.

He said a 57-year-old Riverside man at the wheel of a 1999 Honda Accord approached the victim from behind at about 45 mph.

”Due to the position of the pedestrian within the roadway, the front end of the Honda struck her,” Monks said.

The motorist stopped and called 911. Gasaway was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics minutes later, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The CHP’s investigation was continuing, Monks said.

4 Responses to "Woman struck, killed walking down street in Perris"

  1. gavina   February 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I love u tia

  2. your sister maria   March 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    margaret and myra you guys are now our angels please watch over mom me and brother we love and miss you guys so very much

  3. Renee P.   March 27, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    We never know when the lord will take us home or how, but now, Margaret you are home with Myra and I will never forget you both. I have many memories of times spent together and I’m blessed to have those memories. You will be missed by friends, family and others who knew you well. My heart and prayers go out to Margaret and Myra’s mother for her loss that came just way too soon. My condolences to the whole family and Margaret’s children.

  4. Gavina   October 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Tia I miss your crazy butt and the phone conversations that we used to have. please watch over me & our family. Tell tia Myra and my grandma Lois that I said hello.. I loe you Tia


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