Man killed in crash while delivering groceries identified

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ENCINITAS, Calif. (CNS) – Officials have released the name of a man who died in a crash while delivering groceries in Encinitas on Thursday.

Michael Dougherty, 62, of Escondido was exiting an apartment complex on the 900 block of Encinitas Boulevard in a 2007 Toyota Corolla when he stopped in the southbound lane of the road and was struck by a Toyota Tacoma around 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The pickup struck the driver’s side door, and the vehicles slid to the opposite side of the street and came to a stop at the curb, the coroner said.

Dougherty was trapped in his car and pronounced dead on scene by paramedics with the Encinitas Fire Department when they arrived. The sheriff’s department reported no other injuries.

Dougherty had just delivered groceries at the time of the crash.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause. Deputies say drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors.

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