HOMELAND, California (Jan. 14, 2014) – A 51-year-old Homeland man was killed Monday night in a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Highway 74 East and Juniper Flats Road just west of Hemet, according to a press release by the Riverside County Fire Department.
About 6:28 p.m., the pedestrian, who was later identified as Chris Rafferty, was attempting to cross the eastbound Highway 74 just west of Juniper Flats when he was struck by the driver of a small silver Toyota Prius, according to the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner. CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to the accident, however, the man died at the scene a few minutes after he was hit.
The California Highway Patrol’s Temecula station is conducting an investigation into the fatal pedestrian accident to determine liability for his death. Witnesses are asked to come forward and police will collect evidence to help them make a determination of liability.
“There is an accident report pending for this fatal crash and it will contain an analysis of the collision factors based on evidence collected by police. The report is typically available within 30 days and is very helpful not only to law enforcement, but also to family and loved ones as they try to piece together what happened. We extend our sympathy to those who knew this man as they come to terms with such a tremendous loss.”
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