Pedestrian struck, killed just outside Del Mar
The collision happened on Del Mar Heights Road and Durango Drive, west of I-5
A 50-year-old driver was arrested after he struck and killed a man walking on a street just outside Del Mar on Friday afternoon, April 9, San Diego police said.
The incident happened about 2:15 p.m. on Del Mar Heights Road near Durango Drive, Officer Darius Jamsetjee said. The site is about a half-mile west of Interstate 5, a few blocks outside of Del Mar city limits.
The pedestrian, a man in his 70s, was crossing midblock when a 2004 Saturn Vue struck him, Officer Robert Heims said. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The SUV driver kept going and witnesses followed, Heims said. The driver pulled over several blocks away, and the witnesses convinced him to return to the crash site.
Police arrested him on suspicion of felony hit and run and other charges.
Eastbound traffic on Del Mar Heights Road was shutdown at Mar Scenic Drive as officers investigated the crash scene.
— Teri Figueroa is a reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune
11:36 a.m. April 10, 2021: This story was updated with information from Officer Robert Heims. It was originally posted at 6:03 p.m.
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