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Pedestrian killed, children injured in Chula Vista crash

Posted at 3:17 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 23:41:17-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A pedestrian died and others, including children, were injured Monday in a crash involving a construction truck in Chula Vista.

The truck driver lost control about 1:15 p.m. in the 500 block of 4th Ave near Shasta Street, police said. The location is a residential street near Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.

The truck hit parked cars including a black pickup, which then struck a pedestrian before flipping over, said officers.

Paramedics took the pedestrian to the hospital with critical injuries. The victim, an 81-year-old, later died, police confirmed.

A mother and her two children, a baby and a girl, were in a parked car and suffered minor injuries.

Chula Vista police are investigating the cause of the crash. At this time, police say it's unclear whether or not drugs or alcohol were involved.