A pedestrian was struck and killed on I-10 early Sunday morning in La Quinta. Police say 24-year-old Ramon Gomez was crossing eastbound lanes east of I-10 around 3 a.m. when he was struck by two vehicles. He was first hit by a Chevrolet Astro van, then moments later was struck by a Porsche Boxster. The incident occurred just east of Golf Center Parkway near Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
Gomez was pronounced dead at 3:11 a.m. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers say both drivers cooperated with authorities, and none of the vehicle occupants were injured. Drugs or alcohol could be a factor in the crash, considering the proximity to the casino. Officials are not sure whether or not Gomez was coming from the casino.
Three lanes on I-10 were closed while police investigated. All lanes were reopened around 6:30 a.m. Anyone with information to aid the investigation can contact the CHP at (760) 772-8911.
“We’re sorry to hear about another pedestrian death. With September being Pedestrian Safety Month, both drivers and pedestrians need to work to make our roads safer,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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