In the early morning hours of July 21, a pedestrian was killed on Interstate 10 as a result of a traffic collision just west of Blythe.
The decedent was identified as 41-year-old Du Maurier Way of Maricopa, Ariz., according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau.
“On (July 21, 2021,) during the hours of darkness at approximately (2:13 a.m.), a pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in Riverside County when he was struck by a vehicle on I-10 eastbound at Arrowhead Blvd. V-1 International (truck/trailer) was traveling on I-10 eastbound in the area of Arrowhead Blvd.,” stated the Blythe station California Highway Patrol (CHP). “Vehicle #2 (Chevrolet/V-2) and Vehicle #3 (GMC/V-3), due to mechanical issues, were stopped on the right shoulder of I-10 eastbound in the area of Arrowhead Blvd. For unknown reasons, V-1 drifted onto the right shoulder of I-10 eastbound and collided with V-2, V-3, and Party #2 who was standing outside of V-3.”
The Riverside County Coroner lists Way’s time of injury as 2:13 a.m. on July 21, with a time of death shortly thereafter at 2:30 a.m. CHP is leading the traffic collision’s investigation.
As confirmed to the Times, CHP’s investigation also determined the incident involved a hazardous material spill.
Work continued at the collision’s location for a few days, with Riverside County Health Department and Statewide Environmental accordingly handling the on site clean-up operations.