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.