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42-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies in Fatal Collision near Center Street

RIVERSIDE, CA (March 23, 2021) – Sunday afternoon of March 14, Juan Gonzalez was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash on Interstate 215.

The incident happened just before 11:50 a.m. According to reports, Gonzalez was seen walking barefoot along the right shoulder of the road.

Shortly after, Gonzalez was struck by a car near the center divider on the southbound side of the freeway. Paramedics say he was suffering from life-threatening injuries before he was later pronounced dead.

Aside from being suspected as a homeless man, no other information was disclosed about Gonzalez. The surrounding area on the southbound lanes were closed for a brief time during cleanup. However, the roadway has since reopened.

Authorities have not yet released a description of the vehicle that struck Gonzalez. While the cause of the collision still remains unknown, an investigation is underway.

Once available, more details will be provided.


Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Juan Gonzalez during this difficult time.


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