Pedestrian Killed by Car While Crossing Freeway

The fatal accident happened on northbound SR-163 just south of Friars Road

A pedestrian attempting to cross northbound State Route 163 was killed after being hit by a car, officials confirmed.

The deadly accident happened around 12:30 a.m. at northbound SR-163 just south of Friars Road.

California Highway Patrol officials said two pedestrians were trying to cross the freeway when one of them was struck by an oncoming vehicle. That pedestrian died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The other pedestrian was not hurt.

CHP Sgt. Sofia Mosquera said the fatal collision is under investigation but officials do not believe drugs or alcohol contributed.

The name of the victim killed in the accident was not immediately released. The San Diego County Medical Examiner's office confirmed he was 30 years old and an active duty service member. His birthday was last week, according to the ME report.

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