The man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on Riverside Drive early this morning in Lake Elsinore has been identified.
Jason Lee DiDominic, 23, died at the scene after he was hit in front of 31401 Riverside Drive, just east of Joy Street. He suffered numerous fractures and major head injuries, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marc Cloutier.
DiDominic was struck at 3:19 a.m. and pronounced dead at 3:49 a.m.
The coroner has listed his city of residence as “unknown.”
According to the sergeant, DiDominic was walking east in the middle of the eastbound lane of travel on Riverside Drive when he was struck. He was wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans and dark shoes, Sgt. Cloutier said.
The driver who hit him was going to work and “was unable to slow upon seeing the pedestrian in the roadway,” Sgt. Cloutier said.
“The motorist is providing complete cooperation with the investigation,” the sergeant said.
Riverside Drive was closed for the investigation across all lanes until approximately 9:30 a.m. when westbound lanes were opened. Eastbound lanes were opened around 10:30 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951 245-3300.