Car Hits Man Dodging In and Out of Traffic On State Route 76, Kills Him: Officials

A 59-year-old man died after he was hit by a car on State Route 76, near Harrah’s Casino.

The fatal collision happened at approximately 4:48 a.m. Sunday when a 23-year-old Fallbrook driver was driving along SR-76 near Bodie Boulevard, California Highway Patrol officers in Oceanside said.

As she was driving her Honda CRV eastbound, she saw a man standing in the middle of the road up ahead but could not evade him before hitting him, officers said.

The driver went to Harrah’s after the collision and called 911.

The Los Angeles man was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the crash.

Several witnesses reported seeing him jumping in and out of traffic prior to the collision, CHP officers said.

Officers said they did not know whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. It was unclear why the man was in the area.

The crash remains under investigation.

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