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Pedestrian dead after being run over by vehicle in Rancho Mirage

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UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in Rancho Mirage accident identified

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian Wednesday evening in Rancho Mirage.

The accident was reported on Highway 111 and Frank Sinatra Road just before 5:20 p.m. Deputy Robyn Flores confirmed the pedestrian was pronounced dead.

Flores also confirmed that the intersection is shut down. Drivers are advised to avoid the area for the next couple of hours.

This is the second deadly crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian this week. On Monday evening, a 57-year-old Palm Desert resident was struck and killed by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old Palm Desert man, stayed at the scene cooperated with law enforcement. Drugs and/or alcohol are not believed to have played a role in Monday's crash.

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