SUV swerves onto sidewalk killing jogger

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CARLSBAD, CALIF. – A woman jogging along the North County coast was killed when an SUV swerved onto a sidewalk on the ocean-front boulevard in Carlsbad.

A 52-year-old Oceanside man, driving the 1998 Ford Expedition, swerved onto the sidewalk on northbound Carlsbad Boulevard north of Tamarack Avenue. It crashed into the jogger around 7:15 a.m., Carlsbad police Lt. Mickey Williams said.

Medics transported the woman to Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside where she was later pronounced dead, Williams said. The name of the victim was not released.

According to Williams alcohol or drugs were not suspected in the collision.

Carlsbad Boulevard was closed between Tamarack Avenue and Hemlock Avenue following the crash, he said.

The accident remains under investigation.

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