86-Year-Old Pedestrian Pronounced Dead after Fatal Collision near Hacienda Avenue

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA (May 19, 2023) – Saturday afternoon, Peter Heaton was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Palm Drive.

Police arrived to the scene around 12:30 p.m., near Hacienda Avenue on May 13th.

According to reports, 86-year-old Heaton was standing near a bus stop when Kristiana Raylene Saiz veered onto the sidewalk and struck him. Upon impact, Saiz fled the scene without rendering aid or contacting authorities.

Despite life-saving efforts, medics later pronounced 86-year-old Heaton, of Desert Hot Springs dead at the scene.

Following preliminary duties, officers located and arrested 33-year-old Saiz for hit-and-run causing death. At this time, the crash is still under investigation and any witnesses are encouraged to contact local authorities as soon as possible.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Peter Heaton.

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