Juvenile kills pedestrian with car

Published: 12/06/2018, 1:10 PM
Edited: 12/09/2018, 7:21 PM

UPDATE: The traffic fatality victim has been identified as Vernetta Colbert, 70.

On Wednesday just before midnight officers were dispatched to an injury collision. 

Officers arrived to find EMSA transporting a patient to a local hospital. The collision was between a pedestrian and a vehicle near 7000 South Highway 75 Southbound, on the exit ramp to 71st Street Westbound. 

Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, found to be a juvenile. The pedestrian has succumbed to his injuries from the collision. 

The riverside Traffic unit is investigating the cause of the collision. 

The victim was a middle aged white male. The driver is being arrested on 1st Degree manslaughter charges. 

The investigation in ongoing.


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