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Man dies after being hit by two cars

By Greg Lee, KESQ News Channel 3 & CBS Local 2 Reporter, glee@kesq.com
KESQ & CBS Local 2 News Staff, newsline3@kesq.com
Published On: Feb 17 2014 02:50:19 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 17 2014 10:00:00 AM CST
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

According to the Palm Springs Police Department, a man has died at a local hospital after getting hit by two cars in Palm Springs.

It happened on N. Gene Autry Trail, north of Via Escuela.  

PSPD says the man was hit in the road by two cars around 9:20 p.m.  One vehicle stopped, while the other fled the scene.  

Police are looking for the driver of a gray Dodge Durango that sped away after hitting the pedestrian.

The watch commander for the police department said the man was unconscious, but breathing after getting hit.  He was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Officers shut down Gene Autry in both directions from I-10 to Via Escuela for five hours during the investigation. 

DUI enforcement arrived at the scene around 11PM to assist. 

The people in the car that stopped gave the officers information after the accident, investigators are still trying to locate the driver of the Durango.

The victim's identity hasn't been released yet.

Officers ask anyone who has information about the crash to call police at (760) 323-8106.