Jaime Obeso Sunbeam Rest Area

IMPERIAL COUNTY – Luis Alonso Miramontes-Marquez, 27, was driving a 1997 Mitsubishi box truck on Friday, August 5, around 1:30 p.m. on westbound Interstate 8 near the Jaime Obeso Sunbeam Rest Area.  A 57-year-old male pedestrian was on the right shoulder of Interstate 8 West westbound near the same rest area, according to a CHP press release.  

For unknown reasons, the male pedestrian walked into the traffic lanes in direct path of the Mitsubishi.  As a result, the male pedestrian was struck by the Mitsubishi.  The male pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene, per the release.  

The Imperial County Coroner’s Office was notified, responded to the scene, and took possession of the deceased male whose name will be released through its office pending family notification.  The incident remains under investigation. 

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