Driver in Pedestrian Crash Returns to Accident Site

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by an SUV Wednesday evening in Oceanside.

The accident happened at 6:45 p.m. on Cassidy Street on the Interstate 5 overpass. Police say it appears Oceanside resident Charles D. Soltysiak had been walking in the middle of the road.

According to police, the 23-year-old driver stopped after striking the 53-year-old Soltysiak.

The driver told police he didn’t have a cell phone, so he drove to his house, less than a mile away. He then called for help and returned to the crash site.

Police do not believe alcohol or speed were factors in the crash. The driver does not face charges at this point.

The victim was transported to Tri-City Medical Center, where he died.

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