TWENTYNINE PALMS — A Twentynine Palms man was fatally injured when he was struck by a car while walking across Twentynine Palms Highway, west of Encelia Avenue, at about 7:18 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

The Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the incident in the 71700 block of Twentynine Palms Highway.

According to information released by the Morongo Basin sheriff’s station, David Auth, 65, was walking south across the highway, about 450 feet outside the crosswalk, when he was struck by a 2014 BMW 528i, heading east in the slow lane of the highway with a 38-year-old Los Angeles resident behind the wheel.

Investigators reported that Auth had crossed both westbound lanes, the center lane and the inner eastbound lane when he was hit,

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

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