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Active Duty Navy Service Member Struck, Killed by Box Truck in Oceanside

An Active Duty Navy Service member was struck and killed by a box truck in Oceanside Saturday afternoon, Oceanside Police said. 

The crash happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday on State Route 76 near Douglas Drive when officers responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car. 

When officers arrived on scene, they found an unresponsive man in the road, police said. 

Officers began CPR and the victim was soon taken by ambulance to the Tri City Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Further investigation revealed the victim was a 43-year-old Active Duty Navy Service member. The victim has not been identified. 

That afternoon, the victim had parked and gotten out of his car on the highway, possibly to address a mechanical problem, when he was struck by a box truck driving in the number two lane, police said. 

The driver of the truck was identified as a 53-year-old Fallbrook man. 

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be a factor in the collision, according to the preliminary investigation. 

The Oceanside Police Department's Traffic Services Unit is investigating. 

Although there were witnesses to the collision, the Oceanside Police Department is requesting that anyone with information regarding the collision call Officer David Paul at (760) 435-4431.

No other information was immediately available.

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