Pedestrian Dies in Crash with Vehicle

Residents along Dehesa Road called 911 when they heard screaming

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    NBC 7's Danya Bacchus reports on the collision along Dehesa Road involving a couple returning from Sycuan Casino and a man walking along the road.

    When a car struck and killed a man in El Cajon Thursday, the force of the collision shattered both car windows and crumpled the roof of the vehicle.

    Residents along Dehesa Road just west of Sycuan Casino called 911 around 7:20 p.m. after they heard a woman screaming in the road. 

    When the California Highway Patrol officers arrived, they found a man dead. He was later identified as a 43-year-old El Cajon resident.

    Investigators say a woman driving a 1995 Honda Civic struck the victim who was walking in the roadway.

    CHP officials say the 73-year-old driver and her 82-year-old male passenger may have been coming from the casino.

    The elderly couple who hit the man received bruises to their hands and face.

    When an NBC 7 news crew tried to ask them what happened, they didn't want to talk.

    At the time of the accident, it was extremely dark with no street lights.

    When asked if that could have played a factor the CHP said it was possible but the man was walking in a traveled portion of the roadway.

    Investigators have ruled out drugs or alcohol for the driver but say they can't say the same for the victim.

    "He again lives in this exact vicinity so what he was exactly doing we're not sure but based on the evidence we suspect he was within the roadway at the time of the collision," CHP Sgt. Jim McNamara said.

    Traffic along Dehesa Road was delayed in the area while CHP was investigating.