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Suspect fatally struck by car after fleeing Riverside scene

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 17:31:34-05

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man who was suspected of burglarizing a vehicle was fatally hit by another car as he fled the Southern California scene.

The 35-year-old man allegedly stole property from a car in Riverside, California, around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The man's name has not been released. Authorities say the vehicle’s owner confronted the man, who ran away while discarding the items from the car.

As he fled, the man tripped and fell into the path of a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander. Police say the Outlander struck the man, who later died at a hospital.

The Outlander’s driver was not injured and is cooperating with police.