Funds Raised for Desert Hot Springs High Student Fatally Struck by Motorist

Funds Raised for Desert Hot Springs High Student Fatally Struck by Motorist

KMIR

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Family and friends of a 17-year-old Desert Hot Springs High School student struck and killed by a motorist over the weekend were raising money Monday for funeral expenses.

Pamela Carrillo was killed at 9:42 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Palm Drive at Camino Aventura.

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The teen was trying to cross Palm Drive when she was struck by a 2013 Ford Fusion driven by a 25-year-old La Quinta man, whose name was withheld, according to Desert Hot Springs police Sgt. Daud Chang.

Chang said the driver “could not stop in time and collided with the pedestrian.”

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The teen’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil Sunday night at the scene of the crash and created a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses.

Anyone who wishes to contribute may visit https://www.gofundme.com/in-loving-memory-of-pamela-carrillo .