Police recover vehicle in suspected hit and run; owner not cooperating

Palm Springs Police on Monday said they have recovered a vehicle suspected of being involved in a hit and run that led to the death of a man in Palm Springs late last month.

The latest: “PSPD has recovered a vehicle believed to be involved in the collision,” police wrote in a social media post Monday afternoon. “Unfortunately, the registered owner of the vehicle has been uncooperative with the investigation.”

  • The police department is continuing the investigation and is requesting any public assistance in identifying the driver of the vehicle. Tips can be reported to the PSPD Traffic Division at 760-323-8125. Anonymous information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 760-347-7867.

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The news: Police said that at around 6:40 a.m. on May 27 they received several reports regarding a pedestrian lying on the dirt shoulder of the roadway near the area of East Palm Canyon Drive and South Broadmoor Drive. Officers arrived at the scene and determined the subject was deceased and the victim of a hit and run vehicle collision.

  • The victim was later identified as 39-year-old Jesse Fleury of San Jacinto. He had been staying with his mother here in the desert at the time of his death. Police say the suspect vehicle, a red Porsche 911, struck both Fleury and a shopping cart he was pushing.

Another death: On May 22 a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 800 block of North Sunrise Way and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck him remained at the scene. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in that incident.

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