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Road reopens in Coachella following deadly hit-and-run collision

UPDATE: As of 5 a.m. Friday morning, Grapefruit Boulevard was reopened to traffic after being shut down for several hours.

Grapefruit Boulevard was closed to traffic in both directions early Friday morning following a deadly hit-and-run collision. The closure extended from Leoco Lane to Cesar Chavez Street.

An unidentified woman died in the roadway after being hit by a vehicle just before midnight Thursday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

What caused the collision was not immediately known, and it was not clear if alcohol was a factor, authorities said.

There was also no word on any arrests.

Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for the latest updates on this breaking news story.

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Thalia Bricker


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