Man struck, killed by vehicle in Jurupa Valley is identified

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JURUPA VALLEY (CNS) – Authorities today identified a man who was fatally injured by a vehicle in Jurupa Valley while he was working as part of a landscaping crew.

Antonio Vazquez, 19, of La Habra died at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday at Limonite Avenue and Camino Real, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

“Witnesses stated he was loading equipment on the bed of a parked work truck prior to being struck,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Luke Torres said in a statement. “The driver of the other vehicle is believed to have invaded the coned off lane of eastbound Limonite, striking the victim and the parked work truck.”

The driver, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, Torres said.

“No alcohol or drugs are believed to have been a factor in this collision,” Torres said.

The crash remains under investigation, and anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, 951-955-2600. People wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-78-CRIME. You can also leave anonymous information by visiting the Riverside Sheriff’s Tip Page or wetip.com.