Lake Elsinore: Skateboarder Killed by Hit & Run Driver Near Elsinore Skate Park Wednesday

Anyone with Further Information about the Collision is Encouraged to Contact the Lake Elsinore Police

A teenage skateboarder was hit and killed by unidentified Hit & Run driver near Elsinore Skate Park. On Wednesday, June 12, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station responded to a hit and run traffic collision on the 19600 block of Palomar Road, Lake Elsinore.

Upon their arrival, deputies learned a 19 year old adult male was riding his skateboard near the westbound bicycle lane of Palomar Road. The teen was struck by a vehicle traveling in the westbound lane. The driver briefly slowed and then continued west on Palomar Road.

The victim was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. His name is being withheld at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

The Lake Elsinore Traffic Team is conducting a full investigation into the cause of the collision. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol/drugs will be a factor in this collision. Both directions of Palomar Road were closed for approximately 3 hours during the investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with further information about the collision is encouraged to contact Deputy Petersen at the Lake Elsinore Station, (951) 245-3300.

Press Release Provided By the Riverside County Sheriffs Department