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Yucca Valley Man Killed When Car Hits Him On Highway 62 Near Joshua Tree

Posted on April 20, 2023 | Written By: Robert Koenig

Tragedy Strikes a Pedestrian Walking Along Highway 62

Tragedy Strikes Pedestrian Walking Along Hwy 62

Joshua Tree, CA (April 18th, 2023) – Tragedy struck early on the morning of April 16, when a pedestrian was hit by a car on Highway 62 in Joshua Tree, California. The accident occurred just west of Hillview Road, and the victim, identified as a 30-year-old man from Yucca Valley, suffered fatal injuries.

Yucca Valley Resident Kevin Amstutz Remained at the Scene

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the man was walking in the eastbound right lane of the highway when a car driving in the same lane collided with him. The driver, identified as 69-year-old Kevin Amstutz of Yucca Valley, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

While CHP is investigating the incident, initial indications suggest that alcohol and drugs did not play a role in the accident.

Use Extreme Caution When Walking Along a Highway

The incident has prompted CHP to remind pedestrians to exercise caution when walking along or crossing highways. The agency urges pedestrians to wear bright or reflective clothing to make themselves more visible to drivers, and to avoid walking along highways whenever possible.

Highway 62 is a major roadway in Southern California, stretching over 200 miles from the Arizona state line to the city of San Bernardino. With a high volume of traffic, accidents on this road can be particularly dangerous. In 2019, 16 people were killed and 531 injured in crashes on Highway 62, according to data from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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