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Search for Driver in Fatal Hit and Run

Jaffa King

Search for Driver in Fatal Hit and Run

CREATED Jan. 17, 2012

CATHEDRAL CITY- A year ago this past week, on January 13th, 2011, officers of the Cathedral City Police Department were called to the area of Date Palm Drive and Gerald Ford Drive for a man lying in the roadway, and discovered the victim of a fatal hit and run.

The victim, identified as 47 year old former Iggy Pop drummer Alexander Kirst, was struck by the suspect vehicle as he was crossing the street.  The suspect vehicle responsible for his death was later identified from surveillance video in the area as a white 2000-06 Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon with front end damage. 
The Cathedral City Police Department Traffic Division is still seeking the public's assistance in solving this crime.  Kirst's family has offered a $17,000 cash reward to help bring closure to this case, and bring the person responsible for his death to justice.
Anybody that may have information on this incident or any vehicles which may have been involved are asked to call Police Department Traffic Investigator Marc Robles at (760) 202-2416.