Vista CA— Last night, March 10. 2017 at approximately 7:45pm, a 31-year-old Vista resident was driving his SAAB 900S southbound near the intersection of 1526 South Santa Fe Ave. in Vista. At the same time a 38-year-old male, from San Diego, was walking with his adult male friend westbound when they attempted to cross all four of lanes of South Santa Fe Av.
The two pedestrians decided to cross at a poorly lit part of the road where there is no cross walk and after making it to the southbound side of the roadway, in the number 2 lane, the 38-year-old male was struck by the SAAB and pushed onto the sidewalk area near the road. He was killed instantly. The other adult male went to a nearby business to call for help then fled the scene. At this time he has not been interviewed as a witness to the collision or located.
The driver of the SAAB remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. DUI was not suspected. The driver was uninjured, interviewed at the scene and released.
The incident remains under investigation.