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Pedestrian hit, killed while trying to cross State Route 76

Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 10:31:41-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man died early Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle while crossing State Route 76, according to the Oceanside Police Department.

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. on SR-76 near Old Grove Road.

Police say a 2005 Lexus sedan was traveling westbound on the 76 when the driver struck a pedestrian attempting to cross the road. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

After hitting the man, the driver pulled to the center median and waited for police to arrive.

“Neither Alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision on the driver’s part. It is unknown the pedestrian was under the influence of any substance at this time,” police said.

The name of the pedestrian has not been released. Anyone with information is asked to call Oceanside Police at 760-435-4431.