Elderly pedestrian hit, killed crossing the street

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EL CAJON (CNS) – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle near an El Cajon intersection, police said Thursday.

The crash was reported around 11:35 p.m. Wednesday on Jamacha Road near East Main Street, El Cajon police Lt. Jeremiah Larson said.

A vehicle was heading northbound on Jamacha Road when it struck a man who was crossing the street outside of a marked crosswalk, Larson said.

The victim, believed to be in his 80s, was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the lieutenant said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.

The driver remained at the scene, but details about the motorist were not immediately available.

Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, Larson said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call ECPD at 619- 579-3311.

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