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UPDATED: Woman Killed Crossing Murrieta Street

"The female adult ended up under the truck's trailers and was deceased upon the police departments arrival," a police sergeant reported Friday.

Crews worked to clear Murrieta Hot Springs road following a deadly crash on Feb. 21, 2014.  Credit: Daniel Lane
Crews worked to clear Murrieta Hot Springs road following a deadly crash on Feb. 21, 2014. Credit: Daniel Lane
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from police.

A woman died Friday when she was trying to cross a Murrieta road, and was struck by a semi-truck, Patch has learned.

According to Fire Chief Matt Shobert, a woman was in the intersection of Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Madison Avenue when she was struck Friday morning. That's near the Walmart, south of Interstate 15.

According to a Murrieta Police Sgt. Jay Froboese, the woman was using the crosswalk when she was struck, at around 8:55 a.m.  She was trying to cross from the southeast corner of Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Madison, to the northeast corner of that same intersection— walking away from the Walmart.

Police on scene said it's believed the truck was a cement truck.

"As she stepped off the curb walking north, a Freightliner semi truck and trailer combination making a right turn from northbound Madison Avenue to eastbound Murrieta Hot Springs Road struck her knocking her to the ground," Froboese said.  "The female adult ended up under the truck's trailers and was deceased upon the police departments arrival."

[RELATED: Lane Media was on scene, and will be uploading photos here.]

According to the sergeant, no arrests have been made in this case, as the fault has not been determined, and the investigation is ongoing.

"Traffic officers are interviewing a number of witnesses who saw the collision," he said.

Murrieta police on scene told Patch it's believed a cement truck hit the woman.

The woman's identity is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.




Murrieta Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 



Renee Schiavone (Editor) February 21, 2014 at 10:51 PM
@Cathy, I will be putting out a report on that second accident in just a few minutes. I am just finishing writing it now.
IM HIS SOON 2 BE WIFE February 21, 2014 at 11:46 PM
I knew this poor woman & she will be truly missed. My fiancé & I were on our way to Big Lots which is across from Walmart, at around 1030 am & seen the streets closed & traffic backed up we wondered what was going on especially when we could see the big rig truck still in the position of making the right on Murrieta Hot Springs & we wondered what was going on. Well tonight when I got home from a day with my mom she later called me to tell me that was a friend we lost today. She was such a very nice & friendly lady. She'll be missed so much by so many.
Cathy Neumann-Bearse February 21, 2014 at 11:51 PM
Her name? Age?
Renee Schiavone (Editor) February 21, 2014 at 11:53 PM
The woman's identity is being withheld until the coroner releases it.
German Johanna February 22, 2014 at 01:16 AM
She is a beloved coworker and friend , her name was Kimberly , she was walking to Home Depot where she works . I will forever remember her as a humble and loving person . She will be miss by many people is sad to past away like that. But I can't be to harsh for the driver without knowing facts but may he find peace in his heart in this hard time and prayers will be sent to the family and I will let her husband and 2 kids know of all the nice comments you guys have left thank you
Bobby February 22, 2014 at 01:25 AM
This is absolutely awful news and my prayers go out to both sides involved as well as their families. At the same time though I am extremely disappointed to see quite a few people who want to blame the truck driver. First of all lets all just remember that this was an ACCIDENT and secondly there are a lot of details that are still under investigation and to say that the truck drivers are driving recklessly and cutting everybody off in this particular area as one other user posted above is nothing but another false assumption. As a truck driver, I would say about 75% of the motorist on the highways will do anything possible to not be behind a truck including speeding around him, cutting him off and slamming on their brakes. People also don't understand that semi's have numerous blind spots and surrounding motorists should carry common courtesy to the truck. I think everybody's been through enough tragedy here. So lets try to hold back judgment here until the professionals get all the remaining details figured out. Thanks
Tamber Garcia February 22, 2014 at 01:29 AM
That is so sad :( may God be with you all.
southernbelle February 22, 2014 at 03:07 AM
When it is just what it is…an "accident" I feel so heartbroken for both families, and the driver. I can't imagine being on either end of a tragedy like this. The good the could come from this is that we all remember to LOOK carefully before crossing. The girl who was killed crossing a few weeks ago did not look and stepped out in front of a semi. I see kids all day long by the high schools just step off the curbs and start walking. ps-for the person mentioning blind spot: I also have a blind spot on my left that has been an issue on 3 different occasions with people crossing or in a parking lot that the area between my windshield and window is quite thick and blocks a portion of a particular angle. I have to be extremely careful about it. We can all have them. Wishing comfort for all.
Marissa Batilda February 22, 2014 at 03:33 AM
Someone asked if she wore glasses and had an upbeat attitude. She absolutely did. She was always happy to help every customer that needed her help and always have them 110% Everything she did was to help others. People probably will read this and say "yeah but everyone says this after someone passes" but I promise you this is 100% true. This wonderful woman lived to help people. She always asked about how you were doing and how your family was and genuinely cared. She was such an amazing person and so many of us wish we could have showed how much we cared for her. People get so wrapped up in life and sometime we just need to stop appreciate the life we live and the love the people around us. She will truly be missed. We loved you Kim. We may have not always showed it but things definitely won't be the same without you.
Michelle February 22, 2014 at 03:42 AM
Hi Marissa That was me, I accidentally deleted it. I asked because if she did (which I now know), then I know her, which I now do an I am horrified mostly because I walked up to walmart around 2:30pm today and I will not go into what I saw, causing this more tragic. I agree, she was a very passionate, loving person. She was my work mom, as I am a former co-worker of hers. I went thru something similar in 2009 when my former fiancé was killed, and Kimmie as she had me call her was always there for me. I moved away for a few years and fell out of touch as I went in a "shell" until I moved back at the end of 2010. I had to go to the store to buy something, saw her and she recognized me an ran up to me and gave me a big ol hug! She couldn't get over how happy she was that I was back, so I would periodically go up there to say hi whenever I got the chance. Always had a smile on her face no matter what. Kim will greatly be missed and my heart goes out to her family. May she RIP
M. Lee Davis February 22, 2014 at 12:56 PM
@Neil Simard, I think you should remove the video from youtube out of respect of the victims families. Very poor judgement on your part to show such graphic scenes!
Deborah Luquias February 22, 2014 at 01:07 PM
I was on my way to work at 2:50 pm and the traffic was still backed up. I learned of it from co workers. It's such a sad situation. I feel for both families. Tragic. Bless all who was involved and who witnessed this horrific accident.
chris February 22, 2014 at 01:51 PM
Horrific day for our safe little city. Prayers to all of those involved. Someone commented that the reporting of the Patch "sucks" lately. I believe I read that Patch had sold out to another company and had laid off a lot of staff. Not sure if that's true or not specifically for the Murrieta Patch, but I believe that's the case.
liss February 22, 2014 at 01:59 PM
Maggie was area rep for MURRIETA patch . Since she's been gone and renee schiavone took her spot . It's not the same . I use to get responds from Maggie .
Renee Schiavone (Editor) February 22, 2014 at 06:51 PM
Hi Liss, I miss Maggie, too! I run 21 Patch sites now, and I try to get back to everyone, but I'm only one person... sorry for the delay. Here's the latest on this sad story: http://murrieta.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/woman-identified-in-deadly-cement-truck-crash-in-murrieta
Michelle February 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Some people are so rude, idiotic and inconsiderate. You cannot jump to conclusions when you do not have all the facts. Oh an ALL cars have a blind spot you idiot. That's just a lame excuse you are using for truck drivers. Since you don't know how to read, the lady was on her way to work and honestly from the looks of the scene it almost appears as it was the drivers fault but I cannot say because I was not there. Yes I feel bad for both however you can't point fingers without the facts. In my opinion Alek you need to GROW UP and think before you speak.
southernbelle February 22, 2014 at 08:59 PM
actually Alek--I see that quite often…people just start walking when the signal changes without even looking. Not saying this was the case here--just telling you that I see it ALL the time! Especially kids to and from school. Looking at their phones or just not willing to look side to side…in fact a 13 yr old girl just did that a few weeks ago. SO yeah--lots of people don't look and just step out. so dangerous.
Michelle February 22, 2014 at 09:06 PM
Thank you southernbelle
Bobby February 22, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Hey alek....How many semi's have you driven? I spend 10 hours a day on the road and you wouldn't believe the hundreds of thousands of people who are nothing but plain reckless to get around the truck or the amount of texting drivers as well as people who step off the curb without even so much as a glance over their shoulders. Just because you look at truck drivers like they're the scum of the universe and everything is their fault doesn't mean you even have a clue of what your talking about and what happened in this particular incident. Keep your opinion to yourself and let the professionals investigate and come to a conclusion before you pass judgement
Alek J Hidell February 23, 2014 at 12:42 AM
Oh, so you think that a CEMENT TRUCK which shakes the very ground is going to be ignored by a lady IN THE CROSSWALK.? Murrieta had TWO pedestrians killed in one day you cretins! I'd say there might be a problem here but that's just mean old Alek complaining. Carry on. Why not just ban pedestrians from the roads? Can't they walk on bikepaths or something? They must be crazy or else they would have cars anyway.....
Serious Sam February 23, 2014 at 01:11 AM
Renee posted: "Here's the latest on this sad story: http://murrieta.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/woman-identified-in-deadly-cement-truck-crash-in-murrieta Well you Alec critics should know he is already speculating over on the new article.
Steve Newman February 23, 2014 at 01:43 AM
Alek- boy you have drifted- the Reginald Denny beating had nothing to do with him being a truck driver- it had to do with him being white and in the wrong place at the wrong time. i was there- you weren't. Another case of stupid on the loose- stick with your girl friend, Kleiner- you are a good fit.
Bobby February 23, 2014 at 01:48 AM
Hahahahahaha the truckers are the one who need to be more careful?!?! How many semis have driven or even rode in alek? In case you haven't noticed about 90% of the other vehicles on the road are doing everything possible to get in front of the truck so they don't have to follow him including making dangerous maneuvers and speeding only to cut the truck off and slam on their brakes because they are in traffic.. Not to mention while they're texting, eating a cheeseburger, texting and changing radio stations.. Truck drivers have a lot to deal with and have to pay attention in front, beside and behind them at all times because they're are so many clueless ignorant people on the road and it makes it hard watch all directions at once, you can only be so careful also I'd say judging by your very slim to none knowledge of these oversize vehicles you're one of those people...
Steve Newman February 23, 2014 at 01:55 AM
Bobby- alek has slim to none knowledge of anything-just hangs out in his 3 bedroom house off of Los Alamos and wishes he were a man- or at least Jeff Kleiner.
Bobby February 23, 2014 at 02:13 AM
Well said Steve.. Completely agree.
southernbelle February 23, 2014 at 02:57 PM
I wanted to add to my above comment--the 13 yr old girl I was talking about wasn't personal experience--I was referring to the girl who was killed after stepping into the crosswalk the second the light turned--without looking. Her brother tried to grab her but it was too late. @Bobby, if I end up behind a semi when entering a frwy, I do try to move around it, only because I can't see around it and I like seeing far ahead--I move around any vehicle I can't see over/past. most ppl have NO CLUE what it takes to maneuver a huge truck so they are reckless and disrespectful with the space and safety needed. I never knew what it actually took until we owned a 5th wheel and had so many close calls. Gave me a whole new respect for truck drivers! Much like the kids I'm talking about who just walk out in the streets without looking--they have no clue what it takes for a car to slow in time, or what the driver is able to see. @ALek--you make a good point about ground shaking truck…but consider this--just my theory based on the minor details: lady waiting for WALK light. Truck not sitting at light, but rather coming up the road and light turns green while truck is still traveling 5-10mph in a slowing process. Instead of stopping-because the light turned AND because it's already in motion…truck accelerates and continues with a right turn--NOT seeing lady. Meanwhile, lady steps off curb, not aware that truck is not planning on stopping AND doesn't see her, OBVIOUSLY without looking (otherwise she wouldn't have gone), truck rolls into walk-tragedy strikes. This is called an ACCIDENT. Two people not be as careful as they could've been. Truck driver will be responsible because PEDS always have right of way. This driver is most likely traumatized for life because that never would've been his intention, I'm sure. @steve--so you're saying Alek is JK??? What makes you think that? I am very sure SPBOB is not JK or any of the other trollish personalities. I'm pretty sure I know who that is based on consistent patterns. *wink*
Jessica Renteria February 24, 2014 at 04:39 AM
@ Neil Simard, in regards to my mother's death (I'm the daughter of Kimberly Renteria), I want that video removed. My family is already suffering enough and I don't need a video going around of someone who was so dear and close to my heart. It's very disrespectful and hurtful towards the rest of my family. Thanks
Jessica Renteria February 24, 2014 at 04:53 AM
And thank you to everyone else for your kind & thoughtful comments. She was an amazing and loving mother who always put others before herself. There's no words to explain how much I miss her & how great of a person she is. As sad as I am with this tragedy, at least she is in a better place and I know that she has and always will love her friends and family.
M. Lee Davis February 24, 2014 at 05:05 PM
I'm not going to give any of the "Patch Trolls" any satisfaction buy naming names directly buy I also live off of Las Brisas. Yes a few cars speed on that street occasionally. But I for on do not and from what I can see is that most do not. I do my walks on Las Brisas and all the cars I see are driving safely. If I personally see a car I think is speeding I would hesitate to yell at the driver to slow down. I don't have to do it often but when I do the driver will slow down more than half the time. All the internet trolls who want to start shit by making false statement just to get people to respond to your post are pathetic excuses for human beings. ALL OTHER NON-INTERNET TROLLS READ THIS AND PAY ATTENTION. If you respond to them they get off on it like a serial rapist getting gratification. Simply stop responding. Eventually they will go away. These people only have negative, mostly made up, comments and constantly trash our community with their words. Never will you get a positive statement from these trolls. Murrieta is an awesome community. Not everyone who was involved in an accident was texting, speeding, or bull-shitting with the passengers. Not all criminals are illegal aliens. And if you pay attention most of the serious crime is committed by people who don't even live in our wonderful city. Leave the trolls alone. If you feed them they will continue to return for more attention just to get under your skin!
Concerned Murrieta Resident February 28, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Who is Lane Media? And, how DARE they post some of those photos showing the remains of that poor woman! Those photos should be pulled immediately! I am disgusted that anyone would do something like this...I happen to know exactly what some of the items in those photos are and they do not belong in the public. People who saw the reality of this accident have been traumatized for life. Why traumatize anyone else? This is ethically irresponsible of Lane Media and by association Murrieta Patch.

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