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Teen Killed By SUV On Lake Street Identified

Lake Elsinore resident Anthony Devaney, 19, was killed Tuesday night as he was crossing Lake Street.

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.

sam shepperd June 27, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Black has become such a fashion necessity among the young these days that I doubt many teens even own any light colored clothing. When I was in high school, the opposite was true. White t-shirts were the IN thing to wear.
sam shepperd June 27, 2012 at 07:50 PM
If it weren't for the presence of the park and Boy's Club, which everyone in the area should have access to, and the total absence of even a paved shoulder there and constant construction that never seems to lead to needed improvements, I might agree with you.
sam shepperd June 27, 2012 at 07:52 PM
If there were neighborhoods with hundreds of households next to a park and Boys Club up there, yes, I would think street lighting and bike lanes would be appropriate.
jill smith June 28, 2012 at 01:33 AM
To Mrs Devaney, You are a very kind courageous woman, You and Anthony are bonded for eternity, and how proud he must be to have a mom like you. Thanks to you, the first words out of Mayor Tisdale's mouth after you were finished speaking were" we will take care of this problem," and Bob Maghee already has a project in the works to correct the lighting, I hope you approve of it as he said he wants " you involved". I was at the meeting and I saw you speak, thankyou for your courage, you have made a difference, and lives will be saved.
Scummyc Mccawleyy July 02, 2013 at 12:28 AM
anthony was one of my best friends,and wearing black may be "cool" but anthony didnt have money to go buy certain clothing for when he's walking at night,and, i used to walk that road alot to get to horsethief canyon,where he was going,so in his defense he was one in a million who walk on that road at night,but he was the one who lost his life to the careless city who failed to put a simple sidewalk in. just saying,if the damn city would let me pour some freaking concrete i would make a sidewalk.people just need to think a little more.

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