On September 26, at approximately 9:10 p.m., CHP dispatch received a call of a male pedestrian in Joshua Tree on State Route 62, near El Reposo Street. The man was reportedly walking in and out of the roadway, punching vehicles and screaming. At approximately 9:15 p.m., 31 year old Jennifer Razo from Las Vegas was driving a 2018 Honda Civic westbound on SR-62, approaching Valley View Street. The Honda struck the pedestrian, a 36 year old male from Palm Springs.
Razo stayed at the crash scene and cooperated with investigating officers. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office should be contacted for the identity of the deceased party.
This crash is still under investigation. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor.