19-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck in Deadly Pedestrian Accident near Challen Avenue

RIVERSIDE, CA (July 7, 2023) – Sunday night, Kevin Olvera was killed in a pedestrian collision on Van Buren Boulevard.

Paramedics and Riverside police responded to the scene around 11:48 p.m., at Van Buren Boulevard and Challen Avenue.

Upon arrival, officials discovered two male pedestrians and a dog unresponsive in the roadway. They were all unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, the 17-year-old driver of a 2011 GMC pickup-truck lost control while traveling south at a high rate of speed. The unlicensed driver from Perris then hit the two pedestrians before hitting and taking out a traffic light at the intersection.

Medical responders arrived and transported the driver to a hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Ultimately, authorities arrested the driver after discovering that the teenager was operating the vehicle without a license. Police said intoxication may have also played a role in the crash.

Those with further information are encouraged to contact local authorities as soon as possible.

Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kevin Olvera and the other deceased man. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.

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