Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Fatal Collision on 10 Freeway in Riverside County

Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Fatal Collision on 10 Freeway in Riverside County

Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating the driver responsible for a hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of 29-year-old Christina Rodriguez. The tragic incident occurred on the 10 Freeway in Riverside County during the early hours of March 13.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Rodriguez was walking in the middle of the eastbound lanes on Interstate 10 when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle. The collision took place east of 8th Street in Banning. Shockingly, the driver failed to stop and render aid, fleeing the scene immediately after the incident.

CHP officers from the San Gorgonio Pass station were alerted to the traffic crash shortly after 12:30 a.m. Emergency personnel discovered Rodriguez lying in the #4 lane, and despite their efforts, she tragically succumbed to her injuries at the scene, as confirmed by the CHP in a news release.

Officer Jonathan Torres of the CHP stated that the Riverside County Coroner’s office will conduct a toxicology report to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in Rodriguez’s untimely death.

This incident is being treated as a true crime, as it involves a hit-and-run resulting in a fatality. The police are urging anyone who witnessed the crash or possesses any additional information to come forward and contact the CHP at 951-846-5300.

Author: CrimeDoor

1 Response

  1. This is such a tragic incident. I can’t help but wonder about the broader issue of hit-and-run incidents and the responsibility of drivers. What are your thoughts on the importance of holding hit-and-run drivers accountable and the role of the public in assisting law enforcement in such cases?

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