Pedestrian Killed On Lake Street In Lake Elsinore

The victim died at the scene; his identity has not been released by authorities.

A pedestrian walking across Lake Street in Lake Elsinore was struck and killed by a motorist Tuesday night, police are reporting.

According to a Lake Elsinore Police Department report, the incident occurred around 10 p.m., approximately one-half mile west of the 15 Freeway.

Preliminary reports state the male victim was walking north, across the eastbound lane of Lake Street, wearing dark clothing and ear buds when he was hit.

“The driver of the vehicle was unable to slow upon seeing the pedestrian in the roadway prior to striking him,” the report stated.

The victim died at the scene; his identity has not been released by authorities.

The driver, whose identity is also being withheld, “offered full cooperation with investigators and was later released from the police station,” according to the report.

Lake Street was closed for the investigation across all lanes through early Wednesday morning.

Anyone with further information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300 or after hours and on weekends at 951-776-1099.

Patrick Brennan May 03, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Seriously, why are we putting up with Lake St being so dangerous? HELLO City and County counsel members.. Are you seeing this and all the others. When are you going to do something? Solar lights, barriers, more officers. How can you put a price on a safety device vs a death?
julian May 03, 2012 at 08:13 PM
This is tragic! In the best of worlds he would have been home on a Tuesday night at 10 PM doing homework. This just sounds awful. There must be more to the story?
mercie May 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
i loved anthonny like a brother he was so kind and giving and always there when you need hi i will always miss him
tim May 11, 2012 at 08:46 PM
julian get the facts before you open your hole he was a 19 yr old College student who was a adult and last i checked adults can be out at only 10 at night and have some compasion a family just lost there son
sam shepperd June 27, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Whenever I see incidents involving young drivers, I have to recall the excellent drivers education I received in a California High School in 1970. We had two-steering wheel cars and even a room dedicated to driving 'simulators'. Crude by today's standards. We had fake steering wheel and foot pedals and watched a video projected onto a screen. We were tested on reacting to things like a ball rolling into the street; car pulling out from a side street etc. After that it was onto the road and even a few minutes on the freeway when traffic was light. It really prepared me for my learner's permit and eventual license on my 16th birthday. Now I understand teens are on their own in obtaining driver's training. I'm afraid incidents like this (though maybe not this specific incident) may be the price we pay for eliminating this much needed item of education for our future drivers.


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