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Motorist kills pedestrian, 82

On December 27, 2021, at 6:49 p.m., the Escondido Police Department received a report of a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian on Midway Drive north of Valley Parkway.

The preliminary investigation indicated a silver Kia Optima was driving north on Midway Drive and struck a pedestrian who was crossing east on Midway Drive between Valley Parkway and Washington Avenue. The male driver of the Kia has been identified as a 36-year-old Escondido resident and the male pedestrian was an 82-year-old Escondido resident. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision, however weather may have played a role.

This crash is under investigation by Officer Adan Martinez of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Officer Martinez 760-839-4729.

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