Richard Helmle Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Accident near White Feather Road

JOSHUA TREE, CA (March 14, 2023) – Early Saturday morning, Linden Ralph Burke died in a pedestrian crash on Twentynine Palms Highway.

The incident occurred on March 4th, at around 5:00 a.m., near White Feather Road on Twentynine Palms Highway.

According to reports, Burke was walking east on the westbound lanes for reasons unknown. Shortly after, the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche struck the pedestrian.

The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as 43-year-old Richard Helmle. He remained at the scene and cooperated with the officers.

Despite life-saving efforts, 81-year-old Linden Ralph Burke was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, crews determined that alcohol or drugs were not factors in the incident. At this time, an active investigation is still currently underway.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The Sweet James team sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Linden Ralph Burke.

Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident leaves a lasting impact on those left behind. Reach out to Sweet James today. They have 20 years of experience in the field, and they have helped families and individuals win their personal injury and wrongful death cases. They will fight by your side to achieve justice and maximum compensation. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free strategy session. Their legal team is also available via email, online chat, and text message. If you are a family member of the victim involved in this accident, we may be able to help you obtain the police report.

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