by an SUV in Lake Elsinore Tuesday night has been identified.
Lake Elsinore resident Anthony Devaney, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:32 p.m., according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.
According to the coroner’s report, Devaney was hit at 10:10 p.m. on Lake Street, about a half mile west of the 15 Freeway.
Preliminary reports from the Lake Elsinore Police Department indicated Devaney was walking north, across the eastbound lane of Lake Street, wearing dark clothing and ear buds when he was struck.
“The driver of the vehicle was unable to slow upon seeing the pedestrian in the roadway prior to striking him,” the police report stated.
The driver, whose identity is being withheld, “offered full cooperation with investigators and was later released from the police station,” according to the police report.
According to Devaney’s Facebook page, he was a student at Mt. San Jacinto College. A posting on the page states the teen was “very respectful, smart, and caring. … He watches over the people he loves, friends and especially his family.
“He is straight forward and he doesn't let anyone take advantage of him,” the posting continued. “He sees the beauty in everything. He's not perfect but very close to it.
“Drumming is what he's into and is great at doing it. … He has an amazing heart and a great personality. I absolutely love who he is and who he will be,” the posting read.
In addition to the above writing, condolences are being posted on the Facebook page.