Coroner Releases ID Of Woman Killed In Lakeland Village

Trisha Aragon, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene after she was struck by a maroon Chrysler 300 at 5:50 a.m. near 19375 Grand Avenue.

The Lakeland Village woman who died Thursday morning after getting hit by a car has been identified by the Riverside County Coroner's Office.

Trisha Aragon, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene after she was struck by a maroon Chrysler 300 at 5:50 a.m. near 19375 Grand Avenue.

According to witnesses, moments before the deadly collision Aragon had been trying to capture her Miniature horse that had escaped, said California Highway Patrol Officer G. Velasco.

The horse ran out toward the street but with the help of witnesses Aragon was able to temporarily corral the animal, Velasco said.

"At some point the victim backed onto the road," the officer continued. Shortly thereafter, she was hit by a female motorist traveling southbound on Grand Avenue, Velasco said.

"It was extremely dark, there are no street lights, and the victim was wearing all black clothes," he explained.

Drugs or alcohol did not play a factor, Velasco confirmed.

The officer said the deceased was married with children.

The brown and white pinto Miniature horse was captured approximately two hours and brought to safety. Click here to read more about the animal's capture.

Jack David Lopez Sr. February 15, 2013 at 04:43 AM
that street and this town needs more lighting..... amazing more people dont get ran over around here
dk69 February 15, 2013 at 04:59 AM
Half of this isn't even the right information she didnt back up into the street the dumb driver went paying No attention and ran into her! There were street lights too. The driver didn't bother paying attention on having her headlights on too.... aragony had he phone waving it in the air with the flashlight on her phone... that's what happen.. she didn't back up into the road...!
Lynne Mayes February 15, 2013 at 02:16 PM
My sympathy to this lady's family. Unfortunately, her love of animals cost her her life.
No one February 15, 2013 at 07:18 PM
so sad and tragic. Prayers for her and her family.
Sjeff February 15, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Driver didn't have her lights on? Even if thats true and she had enough time to signal the driver with her phone light, then seems she had enough time to realize a car was coming straight at her and time to get out of the way. My condolences to the family. Very sad.
Osvaldo herrera February 16, 2013 at 07:20 AM
If the driver would have had her lights on, she would have clearly been able to see what was coming up ahead... Specificly a human being!.R.I.P. Trish....
Beth February 16, 2013 at 06:58 PM
This is my second mom :'( I grew up with her daughter who is like a sister to me Trish was always there for me when things were happening in my family, I miss her so much and just anything that has to do with her or someone mentions my sisters name I just tear up because seeing her in this pain makes me feel so sad..I love you so much Trish<3 You are loved and missed dearly<3 see you in two weeks..They need to put lights all the way down on Grand and not just sections of it and people who don't have their lights on need to get pulled over and warned..seriously.
Beth February 16, 2013 at 07:02 PM
I totally agree 100% her daughter who is my sister I grew up with her saw the whole thing, and the worst part is the lady who hit her was distracted from eating cheerios, and SHE DID NOT step back in the road these people who keep saying she did are full of it Trish was in between the white line and land part..they need more lights and smarter drivers and cops need to pull over the ones who don't have their lights on and warn them..Rest In Peace Trish<3 I love you so much and miss you!
Constant Comment February 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Beth, so sorry for your loss. I hope that some day soon, you & her daughter can reflect upon your time with Mrs. Aragon, without being so sad. She would want you to remember all of the good times that you all shared together. God Bless!
Sam February 17, 2013 at 08:40 AM
Beth u saw the whole thing happen?


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