Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Vista Street

A pedestrian died when he was hit while crossing a Vista street Monday evening.

San Diego County Sheriff’s officials say a 69-year-old man tried to cross N. Emerald Drive near Jonathan Place outside a crosswalk at about 8:15 p.m.

As he walked on the northbound lanes, many drivers swerved to avoid the pedestrian.

When he reached the southbound lanes, one vehicle was able to turn around him, but a second car hit the man.

He collided with the vehicle’s front driver’s side and windshield, suffering a fatal head injury, authorities say.

Oceanside paramedics took the pedestrian to Tri City Hospital, where another crew then airlifted him to Scripps La Jolla. He later died.

The man’s name will not be released until his family has been notified. The driver involved in the crash stayed at the scene to talk with deputies. Alcohol is not considered a factor, officials say.

Several witnesses talked with investigators, but the sheriff’s department wants others who saw the crash to give their statement as well.

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