Pedestrian, 79, dies after being struck by pickup in Encinitas
The man was walking across Encinitas Boulevard just west of El Camino Real when he was struck
A 79-year-old man was killed Monday morning, Sept. 12, when he was crossing an Encinitas street and was struck by a pickup, sheriff’s officials said.
The man, whose name was not released, was walking across Encinitas Boulevard just west of El Camino Real shortly before 6 a.m. when he was struck, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Rob Siegfried.
Encinitas Fire Department personnel and paramedics responded to the scene and found the injured man lying in the roadway, Siegfried said in a news release. They attempted lifesaving measures, but the man died at the scene.
The pickup driver was not injured.
Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the incident, Siegfried said.
The North Coastal Sheriff’s Station is investigating.
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