Pedestrian killed while walking across freeway overpass in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE - A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a San Diego (5) Freeway overpass in Oceanside, authorities said Thursday.

The victim was 53-year-old Oceanside resident Charles Soltysiak, Oceanside Police Department Traffic Investigator Eric Anderson said.

He was struck by a westbound Ford Explorer, driven by Christian Thibodeau, 23, also of Oceanside, Anderson said. The victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Anderson said Thibodeau did not have a cell phone with him and drove to his residence, a mile from the scene of the accident, to inform police of the accident, before returning to the scene with his father.

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