Pedestrian Killed When Run Over by Semi Truck in Murrieta

Note: This story was reported as breaking news on our Facebook page this morning:

A pedestrian was killed this morning when struck by a semi truck at the intersection of Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Madison Avenue in Murrieta.

According to Murrieta Police, the accident occurred at 8:56 a.m. The investigation revealed that a female adult was attempting to cross in the crosswalk from the southeast corner of Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Madison Avenue to the northeast corner. As she stepped off the curb walking north, a Freightliner semi truck and trailer combination making a right turn from northbound Madison Avenue to eastbound Murrieta Hot Springs Road struck her, knocking her to the ground.

The victim ended up under the truck's trailers and was deceased upon the police department's arrival. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The investigation is in its initial stages. Traffic officers are interviewing a number of witnesses who saw the collision. Fault has not been determined at this point. Next of kin notification is being handled by the Riverside County Coroner.


  1. So very sad, I saw the aftermath of this accident today after picking up my daughter from school. My prayers go out to this women and her family, as well as the truck drivers.. this was such a horrific accident. My prayers..