UPDATED at 11:05 a.m. Jan. 23:
A pedestrian killed Tuesday night on Winchester Road in Murrieta has been identified by authorities.
Ryan Rayner, 24, of Murrieta was struck by an SUV at about 7 p.m. on Winchester Road, just south of Robert Trent Jones Parkway, the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's Office reported. Rayner was declared dead at about 7:08 p.m., according to the report.
Witnesses said Rayner had walked eastbound into the southbound lanes of traffic on Winchester prior to the collision, Murrieta police Sgt. Jim Gruwell said in a news release.
Upon the arrival of Murrieta city police and firefighters, they found the 24-year-old white male down in the roadway with major, life threatening injuries, the sergeant said.
"Despite the efforts of all the emergency personnel who responded, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene," Gruwell said.
Rayner's identity was withheld until his next of kin was notified.
Southbound Winchester Road was closed past Robert Trent Jones Parkway for several hours Tuesday night while the circumstances of the fatal accident were investigated.
"The driver of the involved vehicle was not injured and showed no visible signs of impairment," Gruwell said.
The Murrieta Police Department Traffic Division is continuing its investigation, and asked anyone with information to contact Officer Jason Edmisten at 951-461-6305.
A man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday evening near Robert Trent Jones Parkway and Winchester Road in Murrieta, according to authorities.
Police and firefighters responded to the accident that left the man dead shortly after 7 p.m., according to Murrieta police Lt. Jon Flavin.
As of 8:45 p.m., the traffic unit was investigating the accident and a Sigalert was issued for the area. Two lanes are currently open on southbound Winchester Road through Technology Drive. Northbound traffic was also affected near the scene.
Flavin said the investigation at the scene should take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.
No other information, including the man's identity, was immediately available.