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A pedestrian who was struck by a hit-and-run motorist was found dead on a dirt shoulder alongside a Palm Springs roadway Friday.

The Palm Springs Police Department received several reports around 6:40 a.m. about a person near East Palm Canyon Drive and South Broadmoor Drive lying on the dirt, authorities said.

When officers arrived on scene, they determined the person was dead. Further investigation revealed that the person was struck by a hit-and-run motorist, police said. There was no immediate description of a suspect vehicle.

East Palm Canyon Drive was closed from South Broadmoor Drive to Golf Club Drive due to the investigation. The road will remain closed until further notice from authorities.

The police department’s Traffic Division asked anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them at 760-323-8125.

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