59-Year-Old Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Accident near Heacock Street

MORENO VALLEY, CA (February 15, 2022) – Early Saturday morning, Thomas Reese died after a hit-and-run crash on Sunnymead Boulevard.

According to Riverside Country Police, the collision occurred just before 3:00 a.m., on February 12th.

Police located the unresponsive pedestrian on the roadway as they were traveling west on Sunnymead, just east of Heacock Street. Eventually, authorities identified the victim as 59-year-old Reese, of Moreno Valley who died at the scene.

The victim suffered injuries that were indicative of being struck by a vehicle. Moreover, investigators later found that the victim had been crossing the street when he was struck by a westbound vehicle.

Upon impact, the involved driver fled the scene and is currently being sought out by authorities.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to call Moreno Valley Police Station at 951-486-6700 or the sheriff’s department at 951-776-1099.


The team at Sweet James would like to extend their sympathies to the loved ones of Thomas Reese. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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