Pedestrian struck, killed walking on I-15 near Temecula

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A pedestrian walking a bicycle was struck and killed by a vehicle late Thursday night while walking along Interstate 15 just south of Temecula.

The crash was reported a little after 9 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. It happened on southbound I-15 near the Rainbow truck scales, not far from the Temecula city limits.

The pedestrian died at the scene. He was identified as 59-year-old Ronnie Bevell of Temecula, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office. It’s unclear why Bevell was walking along the freeway before the crash occurred.

The driver of the vehicle that hit and killed Bevell was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar with unspecified injuries, according to the CHP.

Another vehicle also struck the bicycle separately and later stopped near Mission Road to contact officers.

9:20 a.m. Friday: This story was updated with the name and age of the pedestrian.