Pedestrian killed near Indio on Christmas after being struck by car

The man was identified by the Riverside County coroner’s office as Ramon Contreras of Indio. Contreras was struck by a 2006 Jeep driven by a Palm Desert woman about 3 a.m. Monday while walking in the No. 1 lane of westbound Avenue 42 just east of Jamaica Sands Drive, California Highway Patrol … …read more