Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. - A car struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon at an intersection near Sweetwater Reservoir.

The traffic fatality occurred at Jamacha Boulevard and La Presa Avenue shortly after 4:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The pedestrian was crossing Jamacha Boulevard illegally against a red light and ran across the street into the path of a Toyota Pruis heading westbound. The Prius driver had no time to react and was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian, who was also hit by a Nissan. Neither driver is being cited.

The victim, believed to be a teenager, died at the scene, CHP public-affairs Officer Robert Catano said.

The accident left all westbound lanes and one eastbound lane blocked at the road crossing into the early evening, the officer said.

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