A 30-year-old pedestrian was killed in Oceanside early Thursday morning after being struck by an oncoming vehicle in the roadway, police said.
The fatal collision happened just before 4 a.m. at State Route 76 and North Santa Fe Avenue.
According to investigators, the male pedestrian stepped out to the right turn lane and into the path of an oncoming vehicle on SR-76. The car struck the man, critically injuring him.
The victim was transported to Scripps Memorial but was declared dead at the hospital a short time later. His name has not yet been released.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, police said.