Ismael Fuentes Dies in Pedestrian Collision on Avenue 48 [Indio, CA]

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Student Killed in Deadly Pedestrian Accident on Oasis Street

INDIO, CA (May 26, 2022)  – Sunday night, 13-year-old Ismael Fuentes was fatally struck in a pedestrian collision on Avenue 48.

The incident happened around 8:22 p.m., near the intersection of Avenue 48 and Oasis Street.

For reasons under investigation, the driver of a pickup-truck struck the pedestrian. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced Fuentes dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the involved driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Following preliminary investigations, officers do not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role.

Crews say that Fuentes was a student at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School.

At this time, an active investigation is underway. Once available, further details will be provided.


During this devastating time, the team at Sweet James would like to offer their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ismael Fuentes.


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