Oceanside CA— Early this morning, Saturday November 14, 2020, at 12:48am, the Oceanside Police Department responded to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on State Route 76 westbound just east of Old Grove. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male lying in the westbound lanes of State Route 76 east of the intersection. Despite life saving measures, the 36-year-old male pedestrian died at the scene.
Based on statements and physical evidence at the scene, a 2005 Lexus sedan was traveling westbound on State Route 76 in the number 1 lane when the pedestrian was crossing in the middle of the road. The driver didn’t see the pedestrian until the last second due to darkness and collided with the pedestrian. The driver of the Lexus immediately pulled to the center median and waited for police to arrive. Neither Alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision on the driver’s part. It is unknown the pedestrian was under the influence of any substance at this time.
The name of the deceased has not been released pending family notification.
The investigation is ongoing. The Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team conducted the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigator David Paul at (760) 435-4431.