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Pedestrian Struck, Killed on SR-78

Vista CA— On Monday night, March 2. 2015 at approximately 7:58pm a 49 year old from Visla was driving his 1999 big rig westbound SR-78 just west of Sycamore Dr. in the #3 lane at approximately 40 to 45 mph.

The driver stated that he observed a male walking in the middle of the lane with his head down. He swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the pedestrian but was unable to do so and struck him with the right front of his truck.

The pedestrian landed on the right shoulder and was later pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the big rig was interviewed on scene and released.

The male pedestrian has not been identified at this time. It is not known at this time if alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision. The incident is currently under investigation.

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