24-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck near Highway 74

PERRIS, CA (March 23, 2023) – Early Monday morning, a pedestrian-auto collision along I-215 claimed the life of Justin Torres.

The fatal incident happened around 12:45 a.m. at northbound Interstate 215, north of eastbound Highway 74.

According to Officer Mike Lassig, a pedestrian suddenly appeared in the path of a 2020 Dodge Charger traveling in the No. 2 lane at 68 mph.

The driver failed to avoid the pedestrian, launching the pedestrian onto the roadway. Afterward, the motorist immediately pulled over and contacted 911.

Unfortunately, responding emergency personnel declared the pedestrian dead at the scene. Authorities later identified the deceased victim as 24-year-old Justin Torres of Temecula.

The Dodge driver stayed at the site of the incident and cooperated with the investigators.

At this time, officials are asking anyone with additional information about the fatal pedestrian crash to contact the CHP Temecula office at (951) 506-2000.

Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Justin Torres. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.

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