Huntington Beach

Pedestrian fatally hit on Slater

A PEDESTRIAN was fatally injured Saturday night in Huntington Beach (Shutterstock).

A 49-year-old Huntington Beach man walking on Slater Avenue on Friday night was fatally injured when struck by a pickup truck.

According to Sgt. Mike Thomas of the HBPD, the incident took place around 6:50 p.m. on Slater west of Keelson Lane.

Arriving officers found the man in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado, a 22-year-old Huntington Beach resident,  remained and cooperated with police. Impairment didn’t appear to be a factor.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the Silverado  was traveling eastbound on Slater struck the pedestrian west of Keelson. The pedestrian was outside the crosswalk.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it is asked to contact Traffic Investigator J. Rounds at (714) 536-5666.

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