A Desert Hot Springs police officer was driving to a call last night when his patrol car hit and killed a 57-year-old Corona man who was crossing a street at mid-block, California Highway Patrol investigators say.
“It was not Code 3 (with lights and sirens). I don’t know what the call was,” CHP Officer Chris Prieto said.
John Howe Jr. died at the scene of the 10:05 p.m. accident Monday along Palm Drive about 30 feet north of Desert View Avenue, according to Riverside County coroner’s officials.
The 2008 Crown Victoria patrol car was traveling about 45 mph in a 35-mph zone, Prieto said.
The pedestrian was wearing dark clothes and was not in a cross walk.
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