70-year-old fatally strucky by car in El Cajon

Man attempted to corss near Avocado Ave at Carter

EL CAJON, Calif. - An investigation was under way Wednesday into a traffic accident in El Cajon in which a 70-year-old man was fatally struck by a motorist who continued driving but reported the accident a short time later, police said.

The man was struck while attempting to cross the road near Avocado Avenue and Carter Street shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to El Cajon police. He died at the scene.

The man was struck by a Toyota Camry traveling south on Avocado Avenue, Lt. Frank La Haye said in a statement.

An adult was behind the wheel of the Camry and drove home following the accident, La Haye said, noting the driver called police a short time later, with a translator's help.

"It is unclear at this point in the investigation, if speed or weather conditions are contributing factors to this collision," La Haye said. "Alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this time."

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