Pedestrian Killed In LE, H&R Driver Sought

John Cameron, 49, of Lake Elsinore, was struck about 8 p.m. on Grand Avenue, near Blackwell Boulevard, and died later at a hospital, officials said.

A 49-year-old Lake Elsinore man suffered fatal injuries inflicted by a hit-and-run driver in Lakeland Village, the CHP reported.

John Cameron was pronounced dead at the Inland Valley Medical Center at 8:45 p.m., according to Nathan Baer, with the California Highway Patrol.

He was struck by a pickup truck about 8 p.m. on Grand Avenue, at Blackwell Boulevard, about 9 p.m., Baer said.

The pickup driver left the scene, heading north on Grand, according to Baer.

Investigators are looking for the truck, which could have damage to the right front fender, Baer said.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at the Temecula Area CHP office, 951-506-2000.

Investigators are looking for the truck, which could have damage to the right front fender, Baer said.



, unincorporated Riverside County. On Friday, September 16, 2011, at approximately
2000 hours, a pedestrian was struck on Grand Ave. at Blackwell Blvd. The pedestrian, a 49 year old
Lake Elsinore resident, was crossing eastbound across Grand Ave. in the crosswalk at Blackwell Blvd.
A vehicle described as a pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-250 was traveling northbound on Grand
Ave. at an unknown speed. The driver of the pickup failed to see the pedestrian and struck him. The
pedestrian was thrown to the pavement. The driver of the pickup fled the scene northbound on Grand
Ave. The pedestrian died at the scene. The pickup may have damage to the right front fender. Officer
M. Zamora of the Temecula Area CHP is investigating this collision. Any witnesses or persons that
may have information on the felony hit and run driver are asked to call the Temecula Area CHP office
at (951) 506-2000.

Diana September 18, 2011 at 02:32 AM
Grand Avenue is completely black with no street lighting what so ever and is very dangerous at night for drivers, people dart out from circle K and other places to cross Grand and you can barely see them for the on coming traffic headlights that blind you. They just recently added a crosswalk on Blackwell and Grand, right next to the bus stop...it's hard to tell if you need to stop for someone that needs to cross the street or if they are just waiting for the bus. The County needs to do something about Grand it is an accident waiting to happen, 10,000 commuters use this road daily to go from Murrieta and Temecula to the Ortega, not to mention school traffic and local traffic. Drivers race down the turn land as if it is a passing lane and drive at high speeds with no caution that they are actually driving through a residential area.........someone please do something about this really dangerous road before others get killed walking or driving.
Wizard Without Remorse September 18, 2011 at 09:04 AM
My thoughts and my prayers are with you tonight after reading of your trajedy. I am hopeful, and fairly sure, that someone will come forward with the information to catch this person. I hope that you will find some measure of peace when the person is incarcerated.
Christi September 18, 2011 at 03:34 PM
The story is running in all the papers. Someone knows who did this. They will be caught. The right information is needed to be able to help find this person, so if you hear more than what is on line let us know too. Cowards are most often found, I believe this one will be too. I am sorry for your families loss.
Ashley Johnson September 21, 2011 at 10:19 PM
They believe to have the truck and guy!!
THE REAL Anita Drink September 21, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Wow, he was hit at 9:00pm and died at the hospital 15 minutes earlier at 8:45. Come on Mirna, please proofread!


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