Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Death Investigation 2306C-0847

Date: June 06, 2023

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police Department (760) 770-0300

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Robles
Type of Case: Death investigation 2306C-0847
Date/Time Reported: 06-06-2023/ 1:25 AM
Location of Occurrence: Vista Chino Drive east of Avenida Quintana

Name: Male
Age: 74
City of Residence: Cathedral City

Synopsis of Incident:

On Tuesday, June 06, 2023, at 0125 hours, Cathedral City Police officers were dispatched to a possible traffic collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian near the intersection of Vista Chino Drive and Avenida Quintana. Upon arrival, it appeared a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle traveling in the eastbound lanes of Vista Chino Drive, east of Avenida Quintana. The pedestrian, a 74-year-old male from Cathedral City CA, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

At this point in the investigation, it is unknown if the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle or experienced a medical emergency. Riverside County Coroner responded, final cause of death will be determined following an autopsy. Westbound and eastbound traffic on Vista Chino was closed to motorists for several hours during the investigation. All lanes have now been re-opened.

The identity of the deceased will remain CONFIDENTIAL/ NOT FOR RELEASE at this time, pending appropriate identification and notifications by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

If you have information related to this incident, please contact the Cathedral City Police Department at (760) 770-0300; or Traffic Investigator Bird at 760-770-0332, or via the Cathedral City Police Department website at:; or email You may also report information anonymously through Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers, by calling (760) 341-STOP; or through the WeTip hotline at: 1-(800)-78-CRIME or Some tip information may qualify for a cash reward.

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