Corona – David Cortez of Corona was killed on Sunday as he was attempting to cross the road.
The accident happened around 7:15 p.m. Cortez was crossing 6th Street just east of Merrill Street when he was struck by a car however he was not in a marked crosswalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter by paramedics. He was only 58 years old. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor. The driver of the car that struck Cortez, 23 year old Israel Andrade, was not arrested as police investigate what caused the accident.
While pedestrians should always use crosswalks, it is up to every driver to be watchful of other pedestrians on the street in order to avoid untimely deaths such as these.