On Jan. 4, Blythe station California Highway Patrol (CHP) provided details on a fatal Dec. 27 I-10 collision at milepost marker 129.
The deceased pedestrian was a 31-year-old male from Moreno Valley, Calif.
“On December 27, 2020, at approximately (12:44 p.m.), a vehicle versus pedestrian collision was broadcast by the Indio Dispatch Center, occurring on eastbound Interstate 10 at milepost marker 129. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Blythe Area responded, and determined a pedestrian was struck within the #2 traffic lane (right lane) by a commercial motor vehicle traveling eastbound,” noted CHP.
The 71-year-old driver of the 2020 freightliner was from Avondale, Ariz. No other injuries are listed in the CHP report of collision.
“The driver and sole occupant of the commercial vehicle (were) uninjured, however, the pedestrian sustained fatal injuries. The #2 lane was closed approximately two hours for scene stabilization and investigation. This incident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, Blythe Area.”
Drugs and alcohol are not believed by CHP to have been a factor in the collision.