San Diego County

Pedestrian ‘Attached' to Car After Being Struck in San Marcos

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) said the man was killed on S. Santa Fe Avenue just after 4:45 a.m. Saturday

A driver hit and killed a man walking in San Marcos early Saturday morning – the impact causing the victim to become “attached” to the car, deputies said.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO), the pedestrian, identified for now only as a 30-year-old man, was crossing midblock on W. Mission Avenue at S. Santa Fe Avenue when a woman driving a Mazda northbound on S. Santa Fe Avenue accidentally hit him.

The pedestrian became attached to the Mazda; the driver stopped a short distance away. When deputies and first responders arrived, the victim was still lodged in the car, the SDSO said.

The victim was removed from the vehicle and taken to Palomar Medical Center. He died from his injuries shortly after that.

The crash is under investigation. Deputies said alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

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