Police investigating after pedestrian struck, killed while crossing Oceanside roadway

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV while crossing an Oceanside roadway in a crosswalk, a police lieutenant said Sunday.

The incident occurred at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at state Route 76 and Benet Road, said Oceanside police Lt. Sean Marchand.

"Officers arrived on scene and determined that a sport utility vehicle was traveling westbound on SR-76 approaching Benet Road. A pedestrian crossed the roadway in the crosswalk at this intersection. The SUV struck the pedestrian who was later declared deceased, despite the life-saving efforts performed on scene," Marchand said.

The accident was under investigation, he said.

"Alcohol does not appear to be a casual factor," he said.

The victim's name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, Marchand said.

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