A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV Saturday while crossing an Oceanside roadway in a crosswalk.

The incident occurred at 10:25 p.m.  at State Route 76 and Benet Road, said Oceanside police Lt. Sean Marchand.

“Officers arrived on scene and determined that a sport utility vehicle was traveling westbound on SR 76 approaching Benet Road. A pedestrian crossed the roadway in the crosswalk at this intersection. The SUV struck the pedestrian who was later declared deceased, despite the life-saving efforts performed on scene,” Marchand said.

The accident was under investigation, he said, adding that alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, Marchand said.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.