Luz Tovar has been identified by authorities as the victim in a pedestrian collision that took place on December 16 in Palm Desert. Ms. Tovar, a 57-year-old local resident, was using a crosswalk Portola Avenue at the intersection with Shadow Mountain Drive at roughly 4:00 p.m., when she was struck by a car driven by an individual described as a 19-year-old male. Authorities say the young man stopped at the scene and was cooperative with authorities. First-responders took the badly injured woman to an area hospital where she passed on from her injuries later on. An investigation is ongoing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this very difficult time.

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