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Pedestrian Killed While Jaywalking Across E. Vista Way

A woman killed Thursday night in Vista after she was hit by a car has been identified as a 31-year-old and apparent transient.

The collision happened just before 9 p.m. on the 1400 block of E. Vista Way, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO).

Witnesses say the victim, identified as Summer Delpit, was attempting to cross the busy road between a post office and church where there is no crosswalk.

Deputies at the scene said the victim was hit by a Toyota Prius driven by a middle-aged woman who pulled over in the nearby church's parking lot. Her car had a large dent on the hood front and center and a deep, shattered impression on the passenger side of the windshield.

The victim's body was dragged about 100 feet after impact.

Monica Imoto was in the area visiting her grandmother. She says the 1400 block is a dangerous section of E. Vista Way to try and cross.

"I don't know why people jaywalk," she said. "Things like this happen all the time. It's really sad but I hope it creates awareness."

The southbound lanes of E. Vista Way are closed between Bovier Drive and Palomar Way and will remain closed until around midnight.

No other information was available.

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