PERRIS LA — Authorities reported that a 48-year-old man in a wheelchair, who was about to cross Highway 74 in Perris was struck and killed.

The man, whose identity they haven’t found yet, was struck by a flatbed pickup truck and declared dead at the scene, said officials.

Riverside County Fire Department spokesperson Jody Hagemann said that the police got the accident report just before 6:10 o’clock early in the evening.

They confirmed that the collision took place in Highway 74 near Meadowbrook Avenue. The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of family.

It was unclear if the pickup truck’s driver was cited. The CHP is making an ongoing investigation regarding the cause of the mishap and charges to be filed against person/s responsible for the incident.

Less than a week ago two separate fatal accidents forced the closure of Interstate 5 in Griffith Park early Monday morning.

The first deadly accident happened around midnight on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway near the Colorado Boulevard off-ramp.

According to California Highway Patrol the fatality, identified as Jacob Richcter, age 25, stopped his car on the freeway. It was here that his car struck repeatedly by several vehicles. He was walking across the roadway and was hit by several vehicles.

After the driver was hit, four cars were involved in a pile-up. Emergency crew no longer delivered Richcter to the hospital as he was pronounced dead on the scene. CHP reported that there were no other persons injured in the accident.

A Sig Alert was issued.
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Source: CBS Local Media

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