Huntington Beach

Pedestrian struck and killed

A PEDESTRIAN was fatally injured early Monday morning in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

A 30-year-old man from Laguna Niguel was fatally injured when walking in the street Monday morning in Huntington Beach.

According to Jessica Cuchillla, public information officer of the HBPD, the incident took place at around 2:30 a.m. on Beach Boulevard north of Slater Avenue.

Officers responding to a call of a traffic accident at that location found the pedestrian in the roadway, dead at the scene. He had been struck by a grey Jeep Compass. The driver, a 50-year-old man from Fountain Valley, remained at the scene and cooperated with officers.

It doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident.

Police believe that the Compass was traveling northbound on Beach Boulevard and struck the pedestrian, who was in the northbound lanes of Beach.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or events leading up to it is encouraged to contact HBPS Traffic Investigator Doug Demetre at (714) 536-5670.


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