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Man Found Dead in Canyon Lake

Ryan McPhillips, 28, was seen walking in the roadway minutes before police found him.

A 28-year-old Temecula man was found dead Saturday night in Canyon Lake by police officers investigating reports of a pedestrian walking in a roadway, according to authorities.

Ryan McPhillips was found on westbound Railroad Canyon Drive, just east of Town Center Drive, around 10:40 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators determined that McPhillips had been struck by a vehicle, but the driver was not speeding or under the influence, according to Lt. Paul Bennett of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Canyon Lake Police Department at (951) 776-1099 or 210-1038.

Anthony December 11, 2012 at 06:30 AM
I was out partying at the Triangle that night and talked to some friends that stated this guy was acting extremely belligerent putting his arm around one of them who is married saying "I'm married to so what" and was promptly thrown out of Pepe's Cantina. Then this person went to the Lakehouse and messed with one of my other friends, taking her hat off and acting like a drunk jerk and was bounced out of there also. That is when he apparently ran across the street and was struck and killed by the vehicle. I heard he was there with some of his friends but they didn't do a very good job of looking after him in his inebriated state. What a shame...>
Boom December 12, 2012 at 08:12 AM
Anthony I feel sorry for you. You took the time to write about a person who would even tolerate an idiot like you. You will never be half the man Ryan was nor you will ever meet one. You hate your life, it's obvious, no one in there right mind would write a comment so ignorant and disrespectful as yours. Maybe your upset because he was all up on your mom at the lakehouse and he was gonna get it juicy for her.
rayne December 12, 2012 at 01:03 PM
@ Boom your post is just disgusting... Can tell you were not properly raised to respect others.
Deborah.vandeusen January 22, 2013 at 04:41 PM
I have known Ryan since he was a three year old. What a great and kind little toddler he was. He was my sons best friend those days. I would look down the street and see them with sticks that were made to look like swords swinging them in the air as if they were great warriors. We all were deeply saddened and schocked that such a sweet dispositioned little boy that we knew is gone. We love you Noel, john and girls. May God be with you all. The VanDeusens.
jakeyboy January 26, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Yes it was ! Very a very tragic accident! Never ever a sucidee, had way to much to live for! and he knew that!!

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