Pedestrian killed in Thermal on New Year’s Eve


A pedestrian is dead after being struck Sunday night near Thermal.

The victim, who was wearing all black, attempted to cross the road at the intersection of 66th Avenue and Tyler Street just after 8 pm when they were struck, according to KESQ.

The body of the pedestrian, who has not been identified, was in the middle of the road when CHP officers arrived, reports the Desert Sun.

The newspaper notes that this marked the 13th pedestrian fatality of 2017 in the Coachella Valley, which was down from 29 deaths in 2016.