Menifee Police: Resident killed in traffic collision

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Menifee — At about 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, a Menifee Police Officer observed a traffic collision involving a pedestrian near the intersection of Rockport Road and Laguna Vista Drive. The officer notified dispatch and immediately began assessing the pedestrian’s injuries, relaying them to dispatch and obtaining a proper medical response.

The initial investigation has determined a vehicle had stopped at the stop sign of westbound Rockport Road and Laguna Vista Drive Upon traveling west through the intersection to the opposing side, the vehicle struck a pedestrian who was traveling north in the crosswalk, causing the pedestrian to be knocked to the ground and sustained severe head trauma.

The pedestrian was identified as a 75-year-old resident of Menifee and transported to Inland Valley Medical Center where he later passed from his injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a 59-year-old resident of Menifee remained at the scene and cooperated throughout the investigation.

The traffic investigation bureau was notified and responded to the location, where the intersection remained closed for several hours. The primary cause of the collision is still under investigation, however, there is no suspected alcohol or drugs involved at this time.

If you have information about this case, please contact Sgt. Matt Bloch (951) 723-1565, or the police department traffic hotline at (951) 723-1690.

Submitted by Menifee Police Department