YUCCA VALLEY— A man was struck and killed Wednesday evening while trying to cross Twentynine Palms Highway.
Barney Brown, 79, attempted to cross the highway west of Grand Avenue on foot at 6:16 p.m. when he was struck by an eastbound Dodge Dakota pickup truck, driven by Velta Garcia, 67, of Yucca Valley.
Brown was a resident of British Columbia, Canada. He was visiting the area with family for the King of the Hammers event, Sgt. Randy Warfield with the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station said Wednesday.
Eastbound traffic was blocked off on Twentynine Palms Highway at Grand Ave Wednesday evening as sheriff’s deputies investigated the death.
The collision is being investigated by the sheriff's department.
Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff's station at (760) 366-4175.