Palm Desert woman dead after being struck by vehicle

A Palm Desert woman died after she was struck by a vehicle on Monday.

The 57-year-old woman was hit in the intersection of Shadow Mountain Drive and Portola Avenue a little before 4 pm, according to KESQ. Her identity has not been released.

The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old man from Palm Desert, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.

A preliminary investigation showed that the driver was turning north onto Portola from Shadow Mountain and hit the woman who was crossing westbound within the crosswalk on Portola.

Officials do not believe drugs and / or alcohol were a factor.

Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Bradley Stone of the Palm Desert Station’s Traffic Team at (760) 836-1600.