U.S. Navy man fatally struck by truck on side of highway identified

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jan 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 09:55:16-05
OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Authorities Monday released the name of a 43-year-old Navy man who was struck and killed by a box truck while checking out a mechanical problem on his own vehicle alongside state Route 76 in Oceanside.
Victor Velez of Camp Pendleton pulled over on the eastbound highway near Foussat Road around 4:30 p.m. Saturday and was struck by the oncoming truck after stepping into the roadway, according to Oceanside police and the county Medical Examiner's Office.
Velez was taken to a hospital where he later died, authorities said.

The 53-year-old Fallbrook man behind the wheel of the truck was not suspected of speeding or driving while intoxicated, police said.